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MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETING 
Southern Pines, January 13, 194$^ 

CALLED MEETING 
Fayettevilie, NX., December 26,1941 



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FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



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STATED MEETING 
Southern Pines, January 13, 194lr 

CALLED MEETING 
Fayetteville, N.C., December 26,1941 



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MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 391 



CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N.C., December 26,1941. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in 
the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N.C., at 
2:00 P.M., was called to order by the Moderator, Mr. 
O.L.Johnson, and was opened with prayer. 

ROLL: The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: L. A.McLaurin, C.M.Gibbs, P.H.Biddle, 
W.L.Foley, John M.Alexander, M.B.Heizer, W.Ted 
Jones, T.A.Guiton.-8. 

Ruling Elders: W.N.Alford, Ashpole; Duncan Shaw, 
Highland; O.L.Johnson, Lillington.-3. 

CALL READ: The following call for this meeting 
was read and found in order: 



Lillington, N.C., December 15,1941. 
The constitutional requirements having been met, 
I hereby call Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in a 
called session in the First Presbyterian Church, Fay- 
etteville, N.C., on December 26, 1941, at 2:00 P.M., 
to transact the following business, if the way be 
clear: 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relations between Rev. 
M.B.Heizer and the Ashpole Church. 

n 2. To grant Rev.M. B.Heizer permission to labor 

* outside the bounds of the Presbytery. 



392 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

3. To transact any business growing out of the a- 
bove matters. 

Signed: O.L.Johnson, Moderator 
Fayetteville Presbytery. 

MINISTER RESIGNS: Rev.M.B.Heizer offered his 
resignation as pastor of the Ashpole Church. The 
Church was heard from through its representative and 
signified its concurrence with Mr.Heizer in tnis re- 
quest. The resignation was accepted and the pastoral 
relations dissolved. Mr.Heizer then requested permis- 
sion to enter into secular work outside the bounds of 
the Presbytery. This request was placed on the doc- 
ket for the next January meeting of Presbytery, since 
the call for this meeting did not state the nature of 
the work Mr.Heizer proposed to enter. 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of today's session 
were read and adopted. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

O.L.J ohnson , Moderator 
C.M.Gibbs, Clerk 

ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 393 



TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY-EIGHTH STATED 
SESSIONS OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Southern Pines, N.C., January 13, 1941k"" 

Fayettoville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred 
and* Sixty- eight Stated Meeting in the Brownson Me- 
morial Presbyterian Church at 10:00 A.M., was cal- 
led to order by the Moderator, Mr. O.L. Johnson and 
was opened with prayer by Rev.L. A.McLaurin. 

ROLL: The following were present and enrolled or 
were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: A.R.McQueen, A.T.Lassiter, L. A.McLau- 
rin, G.F.Kirkpatrick, C.M.Gibbs, F.M.Bain, W.J.Hun- 
evcutt, W.S. Golden, E.L.Barber, Eugene Alexander, 
S. H. Fulton, H.G.Bedin er, R.L.Alexander, J.W.Crink- 
lev. A.J.McKelway. M.P.Calhoun, C.I.Calcote, D.F. 
Blue, H.R.Poole, D.H.Dulin, P.H.Biddle, L.W.Top- 
ping, W.L.Foley, J.b.Purcell, C.M.Voyles, Jonn M. 
Alexander, loan H.McKinnon, F.L.Goodman, W.Ted 
Jones, R.R.Ramsey, Trov D.Mullis, R.E.McCaskill, 
H.K.Holland, T.A.Guiton, Geo.M.Pickard, D.B.K.Wal- 
thall, L.L.Barr. - 37 

Rulinq Elders A.A.Conoly, Antioch: C.A.Alford, 
Ashpole; EL. ameron Barbecue; Fuller Monroe, Ben- 
salem; C.R.Johnson, Benson; Ryan McBryde, Bethel; 
J.Talbot Johnson, Bethesda; Alex. McNeill, Bluff; W. 
E.Blue } Brownson Memorial; R.C.Byrd, B nnlevel; L. 
B.McKeither. Cameron; Dr. John Symington, Carthage; 
R.Morrison, Church- in- the-Pines; W.M. Black, Luldee; 
Ralpn WaHe, Dunn; J.W.Monroe, Eagle Springs; Fred 
McLamb, Ebenezer; D.D.McCrimmon, Elise; D.C, Holder, 



394 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Ephesus; L.C.Hubbard, Sr., Fayetteville Mrst; M.G. 
Ray, Galatia; I.E. Tart, Dunn; J.A.McGeachy, High- 
land; Lonnie Blue. Jackson Springs; N.O.Stevens, 
Lakeview; A. H. McDonald, Laurel Hill; W.DeB.McEac- 
hin, Laurinburg; O.L.Johnson, Lillington; D.C.Malloy, 
Lumber Bridge; H.B.Jennings, Lumberton; McKay Mc- 
Kinnon, Maxton; Jesse M.Collier, McMillan; M.M.Clark, 
McPherson; Alton Thompson, Midway; D. D.F.Ray, Mont- 
pelier; John Patterson, Mt.Pisgah; J.C.Webber, Olivia; 
Guilford Hair, Palestine; Hugh Monroe, Pembroke; C. 
B.Johnson, Philippi; Ellis Fields, Pinehurst; Isaac 
Flinchum, Priest Hill; J.J.Lee, Providence; K. A. Mc- 
Donald, Raeford; J.L.T.Smitn, Rex; W.E.McCallum, 
Rowland; J.R.Holmes, Sunnyside; D.M.Stewart, Smyr- 
na; M.D. McLean, Union; M.C. McDonald, West End; L. 
Z.Collier, Westminster. - 52. 

VISITING BRETHREN: The following visititing 
brethren were present and introduced to Presbytery: 
Rev. E. A.Woods and Rev. W. P. Robertson* of Concord 
Presbytery; Chaplain W.H.Berrick of Vencennes Pres- 
bytery; Chaplain David Davies of Atlanta Presbytery; 
and Chaplain George Saegen of the Northern Baptist 
Church. 

ORGANIZATION: Rev. John H.McKinnon was elect- 
ed Moderator and Rev.P.H.Biddle Temporary Clerk. 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: The Program Committee 
presented a printed report which was adopted as the 
docket for this meeting of Presbytery. At the request 
of the retiring Moderator and Rev. W.L.Foley .who was 
to preach tne Presbyterial Sermon, Rev. Edgar A. 
Woods, a returned missionary from China, was appoint- 
ed to pre^c^" the sermon. 

COMMUNICATIONS: The following communications 
were received and disposed of as indicated: 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 395 

(a) From Rev.M.B.Heizer asking for permission to 
labor outside the bounds of the Presbytery and in o- 
ther work than the ministry of the Gospel. Mr.Heizer 
was granted a leave of absence for one year. 

(b) A request from Bensalem Church asking that 
the pastoral relationship existing between that church 
and Rev. J.W.Crinkley be dissolved which request had 
been placed on the docket from the October meeting 
of Presbytery was read. The Eagle Springs Church 
through its representative also asked for the disso- 
lution of the pastoral relationship existing between 
that church and Mr.Crinkley. Presbytery granted these 
requests and dissolved this pastoral relationship. 

(c) A request from Rev.D.H.Dulin asking that the 
pastoral relationship between himself and the Bunn- 
level, Sardis and Westminster Churches be dissolved 
and that he be granted a letter of dismission to Win- 
ston-Salem Presbytery. It appeared that the churches 
concurred with Mr.Dulin in this request. The request 
was granted, the pastoral relationship dissolved and 
Mr.Dulin was granted a letter of transfer to Winston- 
Salem Presbytery. 

(d) From Rev. Ralph E.McCaskill asking for per- 
mission to labor outside the Presbytery for six months. 
This request was granted. 

(e) An overture to the General Assembly was plac- 
ed on the docket for the April meeting of Presbytery. 

(f) From Rev. O.C, Williamson, the Chairman of Sy- 
nod's Cnmmittee on Religious Education, calling at- 
tention to a resolution which Synod's Committee had 
adopted regarding the importance of religious educa- 
tion and training in these days of stress. This com- 
munication was received as information. 



396 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

HISTORIAN RESIGNS: Rev.G.F.Kirkpatrick offer- 
ed his resignation as Historian of the Presbytery 
which resignation was accepted and the vacancy refer- 
red to the Nominating Committee. 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess for five minutes. 

f r 

Presbytery reconvened and heard the Presbyterial 
Sermon preached by Rev. Edgar A.Woods which after the 
Communion of the Lord's Supper was observed, Rev. 
E.L.Barber and Rev.A. J.McKelway presiding. 

MEMORIAL SERVICE: A Memorial to Rev.R.G.Mat- 
heson was read by Rev. E.L.Barber and adopted by a 
rising vote. Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev.S. 
H.Fulton in thanksgiving for the faithful service and 
useful life of Mr.Matheson and for the blessing of God 
upon his family. The Presbytery also engaged in pray- 
er in behalf of Rev. John B.Reily wno is sick at this 
time. The Memorial to Mr.Matheson is as follows: 



REV. ROBERT GORDON MATHESON 

Rev. Robert Gordon Matheson, 72 years of age, 
died in Rex Hospital, Raleign,N.C, October 28, 1941, 
after several months of declining health. 

Mr.Matheson was born in Camden, Alabama, in 1869, 
the son of Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Church Matheson. 
He attended Camden Academy and Columbia Theologi- 
cal Seminary, and was graduated from the Theologi- 
cal Seminary of Louisville with the B.D. degree in 
1896. In 1900 he returned to Columbia Seminary where 
he did a year of Post Graduate Work. He was ordain- 
ed by Abingdon Presbytery in 1896, thus rounding out 
forty-five years of active service. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 397 

The pastorates he served areas follows: Gate City, 
Va., 1896-1901; co-pastor First Presbyterian Presby- 
terian Church, Durham, N.C., 1901-1905; Max Meadow, 
Va., 1905-1913; Fountain Inn, Fairview and Harmony 
Churches, Fountain Inn, S.C., 1913-1920; Jackson 
Springs, West End, Culdee and Samarcand Manor, in 
North Carolina, 1920-1939. In 1939 he was honorably 
retired by the Presbytery of Fayetteviile. After re- 
tirement he moved to Raleigh, N.C., where he was ac- 
tive in the North Vanguard Presbyterian Church of 
which the Rev. A. Leslie Thompson is pastor. Until a 
few months before his passing he continued to serve 
his Master through this Church as a member of the 
choir, frequently conducting prayer services, visit- 
ing with ^nd praying for the people. 

Mr. Matheson was a good and faithful minister of 
the Gospel of Jesus Christ. From those homes and com- 
munities to which he ministered for forty-five years 
will continue to flow ^tre^ms of rich grace that shall 
make glad the city of God. And many shall remember 
him as Christ's servant who baptized their infants, 
received them and their children into the Church, 
united in marriage their sons and daughters, and put 
away with Christian burial their beloved dead. He 
lived and preached Jesus Christ as Saviour of sin- 
ners and Lord of Life to those who bear His name. 

Funeral services were conducted at the North Van- 
guard Church in Raleigh, and at Jackson Springs, by 
the Rev. A.Leslie Thompson, the Rev. R.R. Ramsey, 
pastor of the Jackson Springs Church, the Rev. Lacy 
McDuffie of Candor * n d the Rev.A. J.McKelway of 
Pinehurst. A great host of his friends gathered to 
see his remains lovingly laid away in the cemetery 
near the Church where he last served, there to 
await 



398 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

"That bright and cloudless morning 
When the dead in Christ shall rise, 
And the glory of His resurrection share." 

E.L.BARBER 

Presby'ery took recess until 2-00 P»M, 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P.M., and was open- 
ed with a hymn and a prayer. 

STANDING COMMITTEES APPOINTED: The follow- 
ing Standing Committees were appointed by the Mod- 
erator: 

Bills and Overtures: Mr.O. L.Johnson, Chairman; 
Rev.G.F.Kirkpatrick and Rev.H.G.Bedinger. 

Resolutions: Rev. L.W. Topping, Chairman; Rev. 
Troy D. Mull is and Mr. L.C. Hubbard, Sr. 

REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The Nomi- 
nating Committee presented its report which was adop- 
ted, (For the appointments, see the General Directory). 
The following subject was named for the next Pres- 
byterial sermon: "The Attitude of the Christian in 
the Time of War". 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM: The Committee on Evan- 
gelism made a verbal report which was received as in- 
formation and the following recommendation adopted: 

Recommendation: 

That Presbytery authorize the Committee on Evan- 
gelism to arrange for a Ministers' Spiritual Life Con- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 399 

ference to be held April 27-28, 1942, the purpose of 
this conference being to give ministers of the Pres- 
bytery an adequate opportunity to work out together 
in prayer and meditation mutual problems in the work 
of Christ and His Church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M.P.Calhoun, Chairman 

REPORT ON FLORA MACDONALD DEVELOPMENT 
PROGRAM: Rev.H.G.Bedinger reported to the Presby- 
tery for the Committee on the Flora Macdonald Devel- 
opment Program, which report was received as infor- 
mation. 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER 
AND HIS WORK: The Commission on the Minister and 
His Work made the following report which was adop- 
ted: 

Recommendat i ons : 

1. That Raven Rock Church be grouped with Flat 
Branch and the Church of the Covenant, and that Rev. 
E.D.McMahan be continued as stated supply of Flat 
Branch Church, and Rev. Ralph E.McCaskill be contin- 
ued as stated supply of the Church of the Covenant, 
until the spring meeting of Presbytery, and that Mr. 
McMahan be requested to supply Raven Rock until the 
spring meeting of Presbytery. 

2. That Ashpole, Midway and McNair Memorial Chur- 
ches be formed into a group for the purpose of cal- 
ling a pastor as soon as practicable. 

3. That the request of Culdee, Eagle Springs and 
Bensalem Churches for a stated supply by Rev.W.P. 
Robertson until the spring meeting of Presbytery be 
granted. 



400 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Respectfully submitted, 

W.S. Golden, Chairman. 

CHAPLAINCY APPROVED; Rev.Eugene Alexander 
was approved as a Chaplain in the Armed Forces and 
was granted a leave of absence for six months. 

REPORT ON INSTALLATIONS: The Commission ap- 
pointed to install Rev.L.L.Barr as pastor of the Fair- 
mont Church made the following report which was ad- 
mitted to the records of the Presbytery: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presby- 
tery to install Rev.L.L.Barr as pastor of the Fair- 
mont Church met at the Church on November 23,1941, 
at 7:30 P.M. The meeting was opened with prayer. 
The following were present: Rev. R.L.Alexander, Rev. 
John H. McKinnon, Rev. L.W, Topping and Ruling Elder 
McKav McKinnon. Rev. R.L.Alexander presided and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. Rev. John H. Mc- 
Kinnon preached the sermon. Rev. L.W. Topping cnarged 
the pastor and Mr. McKay McKinnon cnarged the con- 
gregation. Rev.L.L.Barr was declared duly installed 
in accord with the Book of Church Order as pastor 
of the Fairmont Church. The minutes were read and 
adopted and the meeting adjourned with prayer and 
th' j benediction. 

R.L.Alexander, Chairman and Clerk. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS: The Committee on 
Home Missions submitted the following report which 
was adopted: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville, in session at Mt. 
Pisgah Church, October 14,1941, referred the follow- 
ing recommendations to the Committee on Home Mis- 
sions: 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVLLLE PRESBYTEifcX 401 

"That Pqesbytery go forward with plans to employ 
a Superintendent of Home Missions, or an Executive 
Secretary, and that the Home Mission Committee and 
the Stewardship Committee jointly study the duties, 
personnel and means of support of this office, and 
report to the January meeting of Presbytery." 

Accordingly, the Committee on Home Missions met 
jointly with the Committee on Stewardship, in the 
Presbyterian Church in Raeford,N.C. , on December 8, 
1941, and spent the afternoon in careful study of the 
needs of our Presbytery, the type of office, whether 
a Superintendent of Home Missions or an Executive 
Secretary would best meet the needs, the personnel 
of this office, and the salary and the expense involved 
and the sources from which these may be derived. The 
following report was prepared by the joint Commit- 
tee: 

It is the sense of this Committee: 

1. That Presbytery should employ an Executive Sec- 
retary . 

2. That the duties of the office of the Executive 
Secretary shall be as follows: 

a. Superintendent of Presbytery's Home Missions. 

b. General Trearurer of the Presbytery. 

c. Central Treasurer of Benevolences. 

d. Secretary of the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work. 

e. Secretary of the Committee on Stewardship. 

f. Promotional work of the Executive Committees 
and the Committee on Evangelism. 

g. Stated Clerk of the Presbytery. 

3. That the proposed budget for the support of the 



402 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



office be as follows: 




The Expense Budget 




a. Salary of the Secretary 


$ 2,100.00 


b. Manse allowance 


420.00 


c. Travel allowance 


300.00 


d. Ministers' Annuity Fund 


181.00 


e. Office expense allowance 


300.00 




$ 3,301.00 



Sources of Expense Fund 

a. Present Presbytery's Tax: 

Salary of Stated Clerk $ 400.00 

Expense of Stated Clerk 50.00 

Expenses of Stewardship 100.00 
Expense of Minister and His Work 50.00 

Expense of Central Treasurer 100.00 $700.00 



b. Home Mission Committee: 

Salary of Treasurer 200.00 

Salary of Superintendent 1,500.00 1,700.00 



c. Charge against Benevolences 900.00 

$ 3,300.00 

4. How funds are to be charged against benevo- 
lences: 

a. The Central Treasurer is to deduct five per- 
cent of all undesignated benevolences until the sum 
of $900.00 has been set aside. 

b. Remittances to the treasurers of causes shall 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 403 

show the deduction of five per cent for promotion. 

c. Receipts to remitting churches shall be made 
in the same manner as heretofore, 

5. That Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Pastor of the Presbyte- 
rian Church, Erwin,N.C, Stated Clerk and Central 
Treasurer of the Presbytery, be called to undertake 
this work. 

6. That, in case Rev.C.M.Gibbs accepts this call, 
he be allowed to continue as Stated Clerk of the Sy- 
nod of North Carolina. 

7. That, if the manse for the Executive Secertary 
should cost more than the specified sum, this matter 
shall be reported to the Committee for further con- 
sideration. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP~C0MMITTEE7The Stew- 
ardship Committee submitted the following report 
which was adopted: 

Recommendat i ons : 

1. That Presbytery accept the askings of the As- 
sembly and the Synod for all benevolences for the 
sum of $46,750.00, and that 15 per cent be added for 
Presbytery's Home Missions, making a total of 
$53,762.00. 

2. That the percentages for distribution to the 
causes for the year 1942-1943 be the same as those 
of 1941-1942. 



404 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



3. That the following revised schedule of askings 
for t^e respective churches for the year 1942-1943 be 
adopted by the Presbytery: 



Jackson Springs $ 745 

Lakaview 70 

Laurel Hill 372 

Laurinburg 6,214 

Leaflet 116 

Lillington 559 

Lumber Bridge 140 

Lumberton 3,352 

Manly 233 

Maxton 3,259 

McMillan 70 

McNair Memorial 23 

McPherson 652 

Midway 233 

Montpelier 745 

Mount Pisgah 165 

Mount Tabor 93 

Naomi 37 

Olivia 559 

Palestine 23 

Parkton 116 

Pinehurst 329 

Philippi 35 

Pembroke 163 

Philadelphus 287 

Providence 47 

Priest Hill 23 

Raeford 3,259 

Raven Rock 256 

Red Springs 2,793 

Rex 329 

Rowland 1,117 

Sardis 233 

Sherwood 185 



Antioch 


$ 559 


Ashpole 


838 


Barbecue 


70 


Bensalem 


280 


Benson 


47 


Berea 


23 


Bethel 


372 


Bethesda 


1,117 


Big Rockfis'i 


140 


Bluff 


93 


Brownson Memorial 


186 


Buies Creek 


47 


Bunn level 


163 


Cameron 


931 


Cameron Hill 


93 


Campbell ton 


47 


Cape Fear 


47 


Carthage 


1,117 


Centre 


140 


Cedar Rock 


47 


Ch.in the Pines 


745 


Ch.of the Covenant 280 


Coats 


47 


Comfort 


70 


Culdee 


233 


Cypress 


186 


Dunn 


1,397 


Dundarrach 


47 


Eagle Springs 


70 


Ebenezer 


23 


Elise 


. 303 


Ephesus 


93 


Erwin 


372 


Eureka 


280 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 405 



Fairmont 


$ 93 


Shiloh 


442 


Fayetteville First 


8,146 


Smyrna 


466 


Flat Branch 


233 


So. Fayetteville 


28 


Four Oaks 


23 


Spence 


23 


Galatia 


280 


Spies 


70 


Gibson 


186 


St. Pauls 


1,350 


Gilmore Memo. 


23 


Sunnysidel 


77 


Godwin 


256 


Union 


70 


Grove 


70 


Unity 


23 


Highland 


2,979 


Vass 


116 


Hope Mills 


35 


West End 


628 


Horseshoe 


23 


Westminster 


47 


Iona 


652 







4. That Sunday, March 15, 1942, be observed as 
"Every Member Canvass Sunday" when an earnest ef- 
fort shall be put fortn to secure from every member 
of the congregation a weekly pledge to benevolences 
and current exp-nees according to his ability, and 
Sunday, March 29, 1942, be designated as "Pay- Up-Day" 
when all members are urged to complete the payment 
of their budget pledges. 

5. That the request of the Pniladelp! us Church 
for a reduction in Presbvterial Tax be granted and 
that it be $15,00 instead of $20.00 per year. That 
a similar equest from the Pembroke Church be granted 
and the tax for that church be $9.10 ner vear instead 
of $11.00. 

6. That Presbytery approve a special appeal for 
the Work Among Soldiers for Mother's Day. May 10, 
1942. 



7. That Presbytery approve a plan to provide a 
speaker, and where possible a layman, on the matter of 
Stewards'; id for every church opening the way for such 
a speaker prior to the Every Member Canvass. 



406 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

8. That the Presbytery again recommend to the 
churches the adoption of the policy of using all spec- 
ial offerings, with the exception of the Thanksgiving 
and Christmas offerings, taken in the church or in 
any organization of the church to help raise the bud- 
get for benevolences asked of that congregation, by 
crediting the special offering to the asking for that 
cause and equalizing the other causes with undesig- 
nated benevolent funds. 

9. That the Stated Clerk send a copy of this re- 
port to the ministers, the treasurers of each church 
and the presidents of the Auxiliaries. 

10. The total askings of Synod's Committee on Sol- 
dier Work for the year 1942-1943 is $36,000.00, which 
is 80 per cent of the askings of last year. Fayette- 
ville Presbytery's quota is $3,700.00. This amount and 
the askings from the individual churches are 80 per 
cent of last year's appropriation. Such an offering 
which is to be over and above the church budget will 
be made on Mother's Day, May 10,1942. The churches are 
asked to use the figures below as a goal in this of- 
fering: 



Antioch 




40 


Lakeview 


5 


Ashpole 




56 


Laurel Hill 


28 


Barbecue 




7 


Laurinburg 


460 


Bensalem 




18 


Leaflet 


8 


Benson 




5 


Lillington 


40 


Berea 




2 


Lumber Bridge 


9 


Bethel 




25 


Lumberton 


260 


Bethesda 




72 


Manly 


16 


Big Rockf 


ish 


13 


Maxton 


220 


Bluff 




8 


McMillan 


5 


Brownson 


Memorial 


24 


McNair Memorial 


2 


Buies Creek 


5 


McPherson 


45 


Bunnlevel 




12 


Midway 


16 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 407 



Cameron 


64 


Montpelier 


52 


Cameron Hill 


8 


Mount Pisgah 


11 


Campbell ton 


5 


Mount Tabor 


6 


Cape Fear 


5 


Naomi 


2 


Carthage 


72 


Olivia 


40 


Centre 


13 


Palestine 


2 


Cedar Rock 


5 


Parkton 


9 


Ch. in the Pines 


56 


Pinehurst 


25 


Ch.of the Covenant 


20 


Philippi 


5 


Coats 


5 


Pembroke 


11 


Comfort 


5 


Philadelphus 


20 


Culdee 


16 


Providence 


3 


Cypress 


12 


Priest Hill 


2 


Dunn 


96 


Raeford 


224 


Dundarrach 


5 


Raven Rock 


17 


Eagle Springs 


5 


Red Springs 


192 


Ebenezer 


2 


Rex 


22 


Elise 


20 


Rowland 


72 


Ephesus 


6 


Sardis 


12 


Erwin 


25 


Sherwood 


13 


Eureka 


20 


Shiloh 


32 


Fairmont 


6 


Smyrna 


32 


Fayetteville First 


560 


So. Fayetteville 


2 


Flat Branch 


16 


Spence 


2 


Four Oaks 


2 


Spies 


5 


Galatia 


20 


St. Pauls 


100 


Gibson 


13 


Sunnyside 


12 


Gilmore Memo. 


2 


Union 


7 


Godwin 


17 


Unity 


2 


Grove 


7 


Vass 


10 


Highland 


220 


West End 


42 


Horseshoe 


2 


Westminster 


3 


Iona 


44 


Hope Mills 


3 


Jackson Springs 


50 


Sandy Grove 


2 



Respectfully submitted, 



F.M.Bain, Chairman 



408 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

ASSEMBLY'S tfORK The Committee on Assembly's 
Work submitted through its sub-committees the follow- 
ing reports vhich were adopted: 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 

Recommendat ions: 

1. That Mrs.R.G.Matheson be granted aid to the 
amount of $20.00 per month from the Assembly's Com- 
mittee. 

2. That the following trial parts be assigned to 
Candidate David A. McLean: THESIS - "The Relation 
of Jeremiah to Jesus, with Special Reference to the 
Efficacy of Their Sufferings." EXEGESIS - Romans 
8:1-4, 

3. That Candidate J.B.McLeod be allowed to drop 
the study of Hebrew with the understanding that he 
continue the study of Greek. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LX-LaMotte, Sub-Chairman. 

Minutes of the General Assembly 
Recommendations: 

1. That the addition to Paragraph 142 and to Par- 
agraph 149 of the Book of Church Older as sent to the 
Presbyteries by the General Assembly for study and 
consent be approved. 

2. That [he Proposed Amendments to the Confes- 
sion of Faith as sen, to the Presbyteries by the Gen- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 409 

eral Assembly be referred to a Special Committee with 
instruction to report to the April meeting of Presby- 
tery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D.F.Blue, Sub-Chairman on 
Assembly's Minutes. 

REPORT ON PRINTED MINUTES: The Committee 
on Printed Minutes made the following report which 
was adopted: 

We have examine! the original minutes and the 
printed minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery for July 
and October, 1941, and find them to be correct and 
in order, We therefore recommend that the printed 
minutes be approved as the official minutes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GeOcM.Pickard, Chairman. 

REPORT ON RESOLUTIONS: The Committee on 
Resolutions submitted the following report which was 
adopted by a i^ing vote: 

Resolved: 

That Presbytery by a standing vote express its 
appreciation to the pastor and' congregation of the 
Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church for their gra- 
cious hospitality to the 268th meeting of Fayette- 
ville Presbytery. May God's richest blessings abide 
upon the church and minister in the years to come. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Troy D. Mull is, Chairman. 



410 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

COMMISSIONERS 10 THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 
The foil owing Commissioners were elected to the 1942 
General Assembly: 

Principal- 
Ministers: M. P. Calhoun, John H.McKinnon, W.J. 
Huneycutt, H. ..Poole. 

Ruling Elders: Dr. P. .P. McCain, J.M.Wilson, Chas. 
G.Rose ; M.A.Clark, 

Alternates: 

Ministers: John M.Alexander, L.W. Topping, W.S. 
Golden, A. R. McQueen. 

Ruling Elders: A. Blue, M.C.Dew, Geo. M.Cameron, 
E. A. West. 

SCHEDULE OF PRESBYTERY'S MEETINGS: The 
following Special Committee was appointed to study 
the matter of the number of stated meetings of Pres- 
bytery per year and make recommendation regarding 
dispensing with the January and July meetings: Rev. 
John M.Alexander, Chairman; Rev. W.S .Golden and Mr. 
K. A. McDonald. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE APPOINTED: The following 
Special Committee was appointed to study the Pro- 
posed Amendments to the Confession of Faith as sent 
down by the Assembly and to report to the April meet- 
ing of Presbvtery: Rev.A.R. McQueen, Chairman; Rev. 
A. J.McKelway, Rev. W.L.Foley, Rev.R.L. Alexander and 
Rev. D.F. Blue. 

RESOLUTION ADOPiED: The following resolution 
was adopted: 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 411 

Resolved: That Presbytery in dissolving the pas- 
toral re' at inns between Rev. J . W.Crinkley and the 
churches of his recent pastorate express its convic- 
tion that "the interests of religion imperatively de- 
manded" that action. Rev. J. W.Crinkley notified Pres- 
bytery of his intent in to appeal to the Synod of 
North Carolina in t^** Fatter of the dissolution of 
the pastoral relations between himself and the Ben- 
salem gronp of churches. 

ADJOURNMENT* Presbvterv adjourned with prayer 
to meet in the Hiph^and P s e bvterian Church, Fayette- 
ville, N.C., on Jan-ary 26, 1942, at 2:00 P.M. 



John H.McKinnon, Moderator 
W. J.Huneycutt, Permanent Clerk 
ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs Staled Clerk 



412 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

ADJOURNED MEETING OF 
FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteviile, N.C., January 26, 1942. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in adjourned session 
in tbeHighland Presbyterian Church, at 2:00 P.M., was 
called to order by Rev. D.F. Blue, the last Moderator 
present, and was opened with prayer. 

ROLL: The- following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, L. A, 'vicLaurin, CM. 
Gibbs, F.M.Bain, W, J.Huneycutt, W.S. Golden, E.L. 
Barber, S.H.Fulton, A. J.McKelway, M. P. Calhoun, D.F. 
Blue, P.H.Biddle, W.L.Foley, John M.Alexander, F.L. 
Goodman, W.Ted Jones, R.R.Ramsev, R.E.McCaskiil, 
H.K.Holland, T,A 8 Guiton, Geo,M, r ickard. -21. 

Ruling Elders: Fuller Monroe, Bensalem; Dr.J.S. 
Symington, Carthage; W.M. Black, Culdee; J.W.Monroe, 
Eagle Springs; M.G.Ray, Galatia; J. A.McGeachy. High- 
land; M.M.Clark, McPherson; J.G.Wright, Parkton;K.A. 
McDonald, Raeford; J. L.T.Smith, Rex; M.C. McDonald, 
West End. -11. 

Visiting Brethren: Rev. W.P. Robertson, Concord 
Presbytery; Chaplain David Davies, Atlanta Presbytery. 

COMMUNICATIONS: The following communications 
were received and disposed of as indicated: 

a. From Rev. John H .McKinnon, the Moderator of 
Presbytery, stating that he was unable to attend this 
meeting of Presbytery on account of the sickness of 
his mother. Presbytery directed that at some place in 
this session special prayer be offered for Mr. McKinnon 
and his mother and the Stated Clerk was directed to 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 413 
send to Mr.McKinnon a telegram of sympathy. 

b. From Rev.C. I.Calcote asking that he be grant- 
ed evangelistic powers in the Unity Church. This re- 
quest was grant ed for a period of one year. 

c. From individuals and the session of the Culdee 
Church commending Rev.J.W. Crinkley for his faith- 
ful work in that church and community. These letters 
were received as information and the Stated Clerk 
was directed to use these in helping Mr. Crinkley secure 
another field. 

d. From Rev. John B.Reily asking the Presbytery 
to dissolve the pastoral relationship between himself 
and the Bie Rockfish, Sherwood and McPherson Churches 
to take effect January 31, 1942, because of his being 
sick. The churches concurred with Mr.Reily in this re- 
quest and the pastoral relationship was dissolved, and 
Mr.Reily'sapplicationforaid from the Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund was approved, 

NEXT MEETING OF PRESBYTERY: An invitation 
from the Carthage Church for the April meeting of 
Presbytery was accepted. Rev.W.S. Golden was elected 
Chairman of the Program Committee for the April meet- 
ing and the Program Committee was instructed to pre- 
pare a two-day program for that meeting. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE APPOINTED: The following 
Special Committee was appointed to study the matter 
of pastors obtaining leaves of absence from the churches 
that they may enter chaplaincy in the armed forces, 
this Committee to report to the April meeting of Pres- 
bytery: Rev. W.S. Golden, Chairman; Rev. S.H. Fulton 
and Rev. H.K.Holland. 

CHAPLAIN R.E.MCCASKILL Chaplain R.E.McCask- 



414 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

ill announced that he was being transferred from Fort 
Bra-^g to some other point of service in the armed 
forces. Presbytery adopted the following resolution: 
That Presbytery assure Chaplain R.E.McCaskill of its 
abiding interest in him and his work and its continued 
prayers for him as he ministers to the men of our 
Army. Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. A. R. Mc- 
Queen for all the chaplains in our armed forces. 

SUPPLY APPROVED: Chaplain David Davies was 
approved as supply for the Church of the Covenant 
until the spring meet in y of Presbvtery. 

SECRETARYSHIP ACCEPTED: Rev. CM. Gibbs signi- 
fied his acceptance of the office of Executive Secre- 
tary of the Presbytery. He offered his resignation as 
pastor of the Erwin Presbyterian Church to take effect 
February 1, 1942. It appeared that the church concurred 
with Mr. Gibbs in this request and the pastoral rela- 
tionship was dissolved. The Presbytery directed the 
Moderator to send a communication to the pastors and 
clerk of sessions announcing the establishment of the 
of the Office of Executive Secretary, and that Rev. 
CM. Gibbs had accepted the work of Executive Secre- 
tary. 

REV.L.A.MCLAURIN RESIGNS: Rev.L.A.McLaurin 
offered his resignation as pastor of the Elise Church 
and as Treasurer of Fayetteville Presbytery and re- 
quested that he be honorably retired. Elise Church 
concurred with Mr.McLaurin in this request for dis- 
solution of the pastoral relationship and this request 
was granted to take effect February 1, 1942. The se- 
cond request was also granted and Mr.McLaurin was 
honorably retired and his application for the benefits 
of the Ministers' Annuity Fund was approved. 

RESOLUTION ADOPTED: The following resolution 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 415 

regarding the sale of property of the Elise Academy 
was adopted: 

Resolution: 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COMMISION OF FAY- 
ETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY, appointed to sell and dis- 
pose of the property belonging to ELISE ACADEMY, 
at Hemp, NX., that: 

1. The Trustees of the Presbyterian Home Mission 
School at Elise, Incorporated, BE, and they are here- 
by, AUTHORIZED and EMPOWERED to SELL and CON- 
VEY certain property in the town of Hemp,N.C, be- 
longing to the Corporation, to J.B.LAWHORN; 

2. That the purchase price for the property to be 
conveyed to J.B.Lawhorn is $1200.00, $300.00 in cash, 
and $225.00 each ninety days thereafter, with inter- 
est from date; the purchaser to have the privilege of 
paying the entire balance or any portion of it before 
it is due. The deed is to be delivered to some bank, 
to be held in escrow, and is not to be delivered to 
the purchaser until the full purchase price is paid. 

3. The property to be conveyed is described as fol- 
lows: 

"Adjoining the lands of Shields, et als.," 

BEGINNING at an iron stake on the north side of 
the Plank Road, on the original George Hunsucker line, 
running thence with the Plank Road, South 40-1/2 East 
350 feet to an iron in the North East edge of said 
Road; thence North 41-3/4 East 300 feet to a stake on 
the West bank of Buck Branch, by iron wood pointers; 
thence down the branch 29-1/2 East 300 feet; North 
5 East 310 feet to the mouth of the Spring Branch, 



416 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

ash and gum wood pointers; thence up Spring Branch, 
North 52-1/2 East 350 feet to a maple; thence North 
25-1/4 West 650 feet to a stake, persimmon pointers 
on a fence row; thence South 60 West 300 feet to a 
stake on Hunsucker's line, poplar, hickory, Holly, 
Cedar pointers on a hedge row; thence South 14-1/2 
East f>75 feet to a stake, G.M.Hunsucker's and Noah 
Brewers' corner on a hillside between Buck Branch and 
the new Carter Mill Road; thence with the Hunsucker 
line, South 41-1/2 West 815 feet to the BEGINNING, 
containing ll-3/4ths acres, more or less. As per sur- 
vey made by H.H.Frye, County Surveyor. 

THE TRUSTEES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
are hereby AUTHORIZED, EMPOWERED and DIRECTED 
to JOIN in the execution of the deed for the purpose 
of RELEASING and CONVEYING any and all right, ti- 
tle and interest, in law or in equity, which FAYETTE- 
VILLE PRESBYTBRY may have in andtosaid property. 

PERIOD OF PRAYER; Presbytery observed a period 
of prayer in behalf of Rev. John B.Reily who is criti- 
cally ill at this time, and in behalf of Rev. John H. 
McKinnon and his mother, the mother being seriously 
ill at this time. 

APPOINTMENT TO COMMITTEE: Rev. M. P. Calhoun 
was appointed on the Committee of Religious Educa- 
tion. 

CHAIRMAN OF PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Rev.W.S. 
Golden was elected Chairman of the Program Commit- 
tee for the April meeting of Presbytery. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer 
for guidance for our churches, our ministers and elders 
in these difficult times, to meet April 21, 1942, at 
10:00 A.M., in the Presbyterian Church, Carthage, N.C. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 417 
D.F.Blue, Moderator 
W. J,Huneycutt, Permanent Clerk 
ATTEST: C.M.Gkbs, Stated Clerk 



418 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

INDEX 

Adjourned Meeting 412 

Assembly's and Synod' Agencies 408 

Called Meeting 391 

Commissioners to General Assembly 410 

Commission, Report of 400 

Elise Academy 414 
Enrollment 391, 393, 412 

Historian Resigns 396 

Home Missions, Report on 400 

Memorial Service 396 

Minister Dismissed 392 

Minister Resigns 414 

Organization 394 

Program Committee, Report of 394 

Resolutions, Report on 409 
Special Committees 410, 413 

Stated Meeting 393 

Stewardship, Report on 403 

Visitors 394 



MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETING 
Carthage, N.C, April 21,1942 



CALLED MEETING 

Payetteville, N.C, June 8,1942 

Laurinburg, NX., July 22,1942 

Charlotte, NX., September 9,1942 



MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETING 
Carthage, N.C, April 21,1942 

CALLED MEETING 

Fayetteville, N.C, June 8,1942 

Laurinburg, N.C, July 22,1942 

Charlotte, N.C, September 9,1942 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderators 

January Meeting - Rev. John H.McKinnon. Jr. Maxton 
April Meeting - Rev. F.L.Goodman Laurinburg 

Stated Clerk - Rev.C.M.Gibbs (1944) Erwin 

Permanent Clerk - Rev.W. J.Huneycutt (1944) 

Laurel Hill 
Temporary Clerk - Rev.P.H.Biddle Broadway 

Treasurer - Rev.C.M.Gibbs (1944) Erwin 

Historian - Rev, L. A.McLaurin Hemp 

The terms of office expire as indicated by the 
date with each name or group of names. 

TRUSTEES 

I. Davidson College 

Fall 1942 - Rev.C.M.Gibbs Erwin 

Fall 1943 - Rev. A. R. McQueen Dunn 

Fall 1944 - Mr. W. A. West Fayetteville 

Fall 1945 - Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

II. Elise Academy 

Fall 1942 - Rev.A.J.McKelway, Mr S.H.Miller, Car- 
thage; Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Erwin. 

Fall 1943 - Rev.W. S. Golden, Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, 
Aberdeen; Mr. A.D.McLauchlin, Vass. 

Fall 1944 - Mrs.L.L.McGoogan, St. Pauls; Mrs.Chas. 
Rankin, Fayetteville; Mrs.J.H.Sutten- 
field.Pinebluff. 

Fall 1945 - Mr. D.D.McCrimmon,Hemp;Mr. J. M. McNeill, 
Laurinburg; Mr. W. P. Saunders, Hemp. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 422 
III. Flora MacdonaM College 

Spring 1943 ■ Rev. John M. Alexander, Dr . D.S.Currie, 
Parkton; Mr. A. T. McLean, Lumberton; 
Mr.H.McN. Jones, Laurinburg 

Spring 1944 - Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton; Dr. P. P. 
McCain, Sanatorium; Rev. W.S, Golden, 
Mr. Hiram Grantham, Red Springs. 

Spring 1945 - Rev. E.L.Barber, Mr. Edwin Morgan, Lau- 
rel Hill; Mrs.D. A.McCormick, McDonald; 
Mr. Chas. G.Rose, Fayetteville. 



IV. Donaldson Acadeny 

C.G.Rose, Claude Rankin, Hector McKeithan, T. A. De- 
Vane, Dr.D.G.McKeithan, H.M.Pinkston, Fayetteville; 
W.R.Sutherland, Laurinburg; Edgar Hall, Raeford; A. 
R.McQueen,L.A,McLaurin, G.F.Kirkpatrick. 



V. Sandy Grove Church Property 

Spring 1943 - Fair ley Ray, Wagram 

Spring 1944 - Neill McFayden. Raeford; Neill A.Mc- 

Fay d en , T i mbe r 1 and . 
Spring 1945 - J.B.Cameron. John Mc v av Blue, Rae< 

ford. 

VI. Presbytery 

Fall 1942 - Hinton Tames. Laurinburg. 
Fall 1943 - C.G.Rose, Fayetteville. 
Fall 1944 - ic.ny McKinnon, Maxtcn. 

VII. Leb^nnon Church Cemetery 

Francis Coxe, Ralph Purcell, Miss Kate McKenzie, 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 423 

I. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

iNOTE : The terms of office of all committee mem- 
bers expire at the Stated October Meeting of the Pres- 
bytery of the year indicatee. 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions: 

Rev. E.L.Barber, Chairman. 

1942 - Rev.i.A.McLaurin, Rev. l.W. Topping, Mr.K.A. 

McDonald, Raeford. 

1943 - Rev. E.L.Barber, Rev. John M.Alexander, Mr. J. 

C.Byrd, Bunnlevel. 

1944 - Rev. S.H.Fulton, Rev. F.L.Goodman, Mr.L.L. 

McGoogan, St. Pauls, 

2. Stewardship; Rev.F.M. Ran, Chairman. 

1942 - Rev. John M.Alexander, Dr.R.L.Murrav, Rae- 

ford; Mr.T.H Sansom, D^nn. 

1943 - RevX.M.Gibbs, Mr. Edward Hore, ^a-etteville; 

Mr. M.C. McDonald, West End. 

1944 ■ Rev. D.K.Walthall, Mr. H.C.Cameron, Olivia; 

Mr. E.H.Evans, Laurinburg. 

1945 - Rev.F.M. Bain, Mr. M.C. Dew, Raeford; Mr. J. A. 

McGeachy, Fayetteville. 

3. Religious Education, Rev.H.KnHolland, Chairman. 

1942 - Rev. John H.McKinnon, Jr. , Mr. J.B.McCallum, 

Jr.,Maxton; Mr.H.W.Malloy, Laurinburg; Miss 
Fodie Buie, Red Springs; Mrs.L.C.Lamotte, 
Maxton. 

1943 - Rev.F.L.Goodman, Rev. M.P.Calhoun, Rev.W. 

Ted Jones, Mr.S.H.McPherson, Fayetteville. 

1944 - Rev.H. K.Holland, Rev.H.G.Bedin-er, Rev. Troy 

D.Mullis, Rev.T.A.Guiton, Mr.H.F.Currie,(An 
tioch) Red Springs. 



424 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

SUB-COMMITTEES 

Leadership Training - 

Rev. John H.McKinnon, Jr., Chairman. 

Mr.H.F.Currie, Red Springs 

Mrs. L.I. Grantham, St. Pauls (Advisory Member). 

Young People's Division - 

Rev. A. J.McKelwav, Chairman. 

Mr.J.B.McCallum, Maxton 

Miss Fodie Buie, Red Springs, R.F.D. 

Miss Kate Sutton, Fayettevil le, (Advisory Member). 

Adult Division - Rev.H.G.Bedinger, Chairman. 

Mr.S.H.McPherson, Fayetteville, R.F.D. 

Rev.T.A.Guiton. 

Mrs.Lo is C.LaMotte, Maxton 

Children's Division - Rev. Troy D.Mullis, Chairman. 

Mr.H.W.Malloy, Laurinburg. 
Mrs.A.J.McKelway, (Advisory Member). 

Country Church and Sunday School Extension - 

Rev. F.L.Goodman, Chairman. 

Mr.H.F.Cunie, Red Springs. 

M rs .W.T.Co vington, Raeford . 

Bible Instruction in the Public Schools - 

Rev. W.Ted Jones, Chairman. 

Mrs. Justin McNeill, Lumberton (Advisory Member). 

Note: Those designated Advisory Members are pla- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 425 

ced on the Committee as Advisory Members from the 
Presbyter ial until the next meeting of Presbytery at 
which time they will be recommended to the Presbytery 
as members of the Committee. 

4. Woman's Work: Rev.C.M.Gibbs. 

1942 - Rev.C.I.Calcote 

1943 - Rev.C.M.Gibbs 

1944 - Rev.P.H.Biddle 

II. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Assembly's Work: Rev.W. L.Foley, Chairman, 1944 

1942 - Foreign Missions, Rev. H.R.Poole 

Assembly's Home Missions, Rev. J. B. Black 
Bible Cause, Rev.L.L.Barr 

1943 - Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 

Rev.L.C.LaMotte. 

Educational Institutions, Rev. R.R.Ramsey 

1944 - Minutes of the General Assembly, Rev. D.F. Blue 

2. Synod's Work: Rev.C.M.Voyles, Chairman. 

1942 - Synod's Home Missions, Rev.T.A.Guiton 

Orphans' Home, Rev.W. J.Huneycutt 
Minutes of Synod, Rev. F.L.Goodman 

1943 - Rev.C.M.Voyles 

1944 - Educational Institutions, Rev. M. P.Calhoun 

3. Presbytery's Work: 

(1) Business - Rev.R.R. Ramsey, Chairman. 



426 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

1942 - Auditing: Mr.W.H.Currie, Carthage; Mr.J.C. 

Graham, Erwin 

1943 - Rev. R.R. Ramsey - 

1944 - Sessional Records: Rev,C. I.Calcote 

(2) Educai ional Institutions: 

Rev. W.S. Golden, Chairman 

1942 - Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen 

1943 - Rev. W.S. Golden 

1944 - Mr. H.McN. Jones, Laurinburg 

(3) Printed Minutes: Rev.G.M.Pickard, Chairman 

1942 - Re v.Dixon McDonald 

1943 - Rev.D.H.Dulin 

1944 - Rev.G.M.Pickard 

(4) Social and Moral Welfare: 

Rev. H.R.Poole, Chairman 

1942 - Mr.W.K.Bethune, Lumberton 

1943 - Rev.W.J.Huneycutt 

1944 - Rev.H. R.Poole 

(5) Examinations: 

(a) Theology • A. R. McQueen, W.M.Fairley and 

M.P.Calhoun 

(b) Church History - S.H.Fulton, F.M.Bain and 

J.W.Crinkley 

(c) Church Government and Sacraments - W.S. 

Golden, H.G.Bedinger and H.R.Poole. 

(d) n?Jish Bible - J.B.Bia k, W.L.Foley and 

H.K.Holland 

(e) Moral Science and Philosophy - L.CLaMotte, 

E.L.Barber and R.B.Smith 

(f) Natural Science - C.G, Vardell, C.M.Gibbs and 

HX.Bedinger 

(g) Languages - G.F. Kirkpatrick, R.B.Smith and 

" M.P. Calhoun 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVIILE PRESBYTERY 427 

(h) Thesis, Exegesis and Popular Lecture - S.H. 
Fulton, D.F.Blue Jr., and R.L.Alexander 

(6) Program - Rev. E.L.Barber, C airman 

The pastor of the host church, the Stated Clerk 
and the chairman of the four Executive 
Committees 

III. SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. On Nominations: Rev. G.F.Kirkpatrick. Chairman; 

Rev. E.L.Barber, Rev, Troy D, Mull is, Mr, 
R.S.DuRant, Southern Pines 

2. On the Flora Macdonald Development Program; Mr. 

Edwin Morgan, Chairman; Hon. Chas. G.Rose, Fay- 
etteville; Mr. A.T. McLean, Lumberton! Mr. O.L, 
Johnson, Lillington; Mrs. Charles Ross, Lillington; 
Mrs. J. McR.Bracey, Rowland; Mr. MX. McDonald, 
West End; Mr. Ryan McBryde, Raeford; Mr. Hiram 
Grantham, Red Springs; Mr. McKay McKinnn. Maxton; 
Rev. Messrs. A. R. McQueen. John M.Alexander, S.H. 
Fulton, and G.F.Kirkpatrick; Dr.D.S.Currie, Park- 
ton; Mrs. Dr. Nash, St. Pauls; Mrs. Eliza Shaw, 
Wagram; Mrs. Singleton, Dundarrach; Mrs. J. A. Hod- 
gin, Red Springs; Mr. Wade Johnson, Benson; Mr.W. R. 
Hutaff, Fayetteville; Mr. M.G.Rav, Fayetteville, 
Rt.3; Mrs. J.W. Thornton, Dunn; Mr. W.H. Miley, 
Erwin; Mrs. P. P. McCain; Mrs. Mildred McKay, Lill- 
ington, Rt.; Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen; Mrs. 
David Coffey, Pinehurst; Miss. Flora McDonald, 
Carthage. 

3. On Evangelism: Rev.M.PXalhoun, Chairman. 

District No. 1 - Rev.C.I.Calcote 
District No. 2 - Rev. John M.Alexander 
District No. 3 - Rev. M.P.Calhoun 



428 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

District No. 4 - Rev. F.L.Goodman 

District No. 5 - Pev. H.K.Holland 

District No. 6 - Rev. Troy D.Mullis 

District No. 7 - Rev.C.M.Voyles 

District No. 8 - Rev. P. H, Riddle 

4, On Educational Institutions: Rev. A, R. McQueen, 

Chairman; Rev.W.SoGoIden, Rev. R.L.Alexander, 
Rev. L.W. lopping, Mr. Edwin Morgan, Laurel Hill; 
Mr.J. M.Wilson, Mr.W.A.West, Fayetteville 

5. On Soldier Work: Rev. H.K. Ho? land, Chairman; Rev. 

S.H.Fulton, Rev, W.L.Foley Mr.J. M.Wilson, Fay- 
etteville; Mr. McKay kcKinnon, Maxton: Mrs. P. P. 
McCain. Sanatorium; Mrs. J. A.Hodgin, Jr., Red 
Springs. 

IV. COMMISSIONS 

1. On the Minister and .is Work: 

Rev.W.S. Golden, Chairman 

1942 - Rev. F.M. Bain 

1943 - Rev. R.L.Alexander, Mr. J. M.Wilson, Fay- 

etteville 

1944 - Rev. W.S. Golden, Mr.C.J.McCallum, Row- 

land 

2. On Elise Academy: Rev. A. J.McKelway. Chairman; 
Rev. W.S. Golden, Rev. A. R. McQueen, Mr. S.H.Mil- 
ler, Carthage; Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Mr.D.D.McCrim- 
mon, Hemp; Mr. Chas. G.Rose, Fayetteville. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 429 



TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY-NINTH STATED 
SESSIONS OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Carthage, N.C., April 21, 1942 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred 
and Sixty-ninth Stated Meeting in the Carthage Church 
at 10:00 A.M., was called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev. John H.McKinnon, Jr., and was opened with pray- 
er by Rev.G.F.Kirkpatrick. 

ROLL; The following were present and enrolled 
or were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery. 

Ministers M.D. McNeill, A. R. McQueen, A.T.Lassi- 
ter, L.A.McLaurin, G.F.Kirkpatrick, C.M.Gibbs, T.B. 
Black, F.M.Bain, W.J.Huneycutt, W.S. Golden, E.L. 
Barber, Eugene Alexander, S.H.Fulton, H.G.Bedinger, 
R.L.Alexander, M.P.Calhoun, C.I.Calcote, D.F.Blue, 
H.R.Poole, P.H.Biddle, L.W. Topping, W.L.Foley, C. 
M.Voyles, L.C.LaMotte, John M.Alexander, E.D.Mc- 
Mahan, John H.McKinnon, Jr., F.L.Goodman, W.Ted 
Jones, R.R. Ramsey, Troy D.Mullis, H.K.Holland, T. 
A.Guiton, G.M.Pickard, D. B.K.Walthall, L.L.Barr. 
-36. 

Ruling Elders: H.F.Currie, Antioeh; Lewood Mc- 
Callum, Ashpole; Lee Cameron, Barbecue: N.S.Britt, 
Bensalem; CM. Coats, Berea; J.H.Suttenfield, Beth- 
esda; Alexander McNeill, Bluff; W.E.Blue, Brownson 
Memorial; D. A.Huffines, Cameron Hill; Edwin Morgan, 
Church in the Pines; J.E.Morrison, Culdee; D.M.Cam- 
eron, Cvpress; Ralph Wa'e. Dunn; John W. Monroe, 
Eagle Springs; J.C.Bailey, Ebenezer; Colin Black, 
Ephesus; H.M.McKethan, Fayetteville First; Edwin 
Bain, Flat Branch; J.Claude Williams, Godwin; J.M. 
Wilson, Highland; W-L.Stubbs, Jackson Springs; C.G. 



430 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Priest, Lakeview; C.L.Clark, Laurel Hill; A.M. Fair 
ley, Laurinburg; B.B. Holder, Leaflet; H.T.Atkins 
Lillington; D.G.Malloy, Lumber Bridge; T.C.Johnson 
Lumberton; O.F.Green, Maxton; J.M.McMillan, McMil 
Ian; S.H.McPherson, McPherson; Alton Thompson, Mid 
way; D. D.F.Ray, Montpelier;Neill Rosser, Mt.Pisgah 
D.E.Graham, Olivia; D.S.Currie, Parkton; J.D.Brown 
Philadelphus; C.B.Johnson, Philippi; J. M. Fields 
Priest Hill; J.J.Lee, Providence; Milton Campbell 
Raeford; Elisha Worrell, Raven Rock; H.P.Johnson 
Rex; D.M.Stewart, Smyrna; A.L.Monroe, Spies; Huie 
Bulla, Sunnyside; M.C. McDonald, Sr., West End. - 47 

VISITORS: The following were introduced to Pres 
bytery and invited to sit as visiting brethren: Rev 
Frank S.Blue, of Granville Presbytery; Chaplain Da 
vid Davies, Atlanta Presbytery; Rev. Charles Wicker 
Orange Presbytery; Rev.W.G.Farriar, Methodist Epis 
copal Church. 

ORGANIZATION: Rev. F.L.Goodman was elected 
Moderator, and Rev.P.H.Biddle, Temporary Clerk, 

REPORT OF PROGRAM COMMITTEE: The Program 
Committee presented a printed program which was a- 
dopted for this meeting of Presbytery. 

COMMUNICATIONS: The following communications 
we e received and disposed of as indicated: 

a- From Rev. A. J.McKelway, asking to be excused 
from attending this meeting of Presbytery, offering 
his resignation as pastor of the Pinehurst Community 
Church and asking that the pastoral relations between 
himself and the church be dissolved that he may ac- 
cept a Chaplaincy in the Armed services, and that he 
be given p^ivile^e to labor outside the bounds of 
Presbytery. Mr.McKelway was excused from attending 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 431 

this meeting of Presbytery. A communication from the 
church indicated that it concurred with Mr.McKelway 
in his request for dissolution of the pastoral rela- 
tions, and this request was granted, and the pastoral 
relations dissolved. He was given permission to la- 
bor outside the bounds of the Presbytery, as a Chap- 
lain in the United States Navy. 

b. From the Board of Trustees of Flora Macdonald 
College. Referred to the Committee on Educational 
Institutions. 

c. From the General Assembly's Committee on Rel- 
igious Education, Evangelism, and Christian Educa- 
tion and Ministerial Relief. Referred to the respec- 
tive Committees of the Presbytery. 

d. From Presbyt rian Junior College, referred to 
the Synod's Work Committee. 

MINISTER RECEIVED; Rev.W. P. Robertson presen- 
ted a letter of dismission from Concord Presbytery 
to Fayetteville Presbytery. Mr. Robertson was examined 
as required by the Book of Church Order. The exami- 
nation was sustained as satisfactory and Mr. Robert- 
son was enrolled as a member of Fayetteville Presby- 
tery, after signing the obligations required by the 
Presbytery of its members, 

TREASURER'S REPORT: The Treasurer of Pres- 
bytery, Rev.C.M.Gibbs, made his report as Central 
Treasurer and General Treasurer, which report was a- 
dopted and is as follows: 

I. REPORT OF TREASURER 
Receipts: 

Churches, Sunday Schools, Auxiliaries, 

Young People and Miscellaneous. $44,218.69 



432 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Disbursements: 




Foreign Missions 


$ 10,622.83 


Assembly's Home Missions 


5,365.23 


Christian Education and Min. Relief 


3,766.92 


Assembly's Religious Education 


841.85 


Assembly's Training School 


503.88 


Bible Cause 


183.94 


Synod's Home Missions 


3,83886 


Educational Institutions 


3,414.07 


Union Theological Seminary 


511.43 


Homes 


6,023.39 


Presbytery's Home Missions 


6,054.78 


Synod's Religious Education 


1,214.09 


Presbytery's Office 


617.89 


Barium Springs College Gift Fund 


12.26 


Orphaned Missions 


16.00 


Flora Macdonald College 


297.67 


Presbyterian Junior College 


259.60 


Soldier Work 


170.59 


Barium Springs Clothing Fund 


100.00 


Oklahoma Presby. School for Girls 


5.52 


Miss Emma Fyne 


30.00 


Rev. Dixon McDonald 


88.50 


Flora Mcdonald Recreation Center 


162.76 


Assembly's Evangel i sm 


12.50 


Presbytery's Tax 


6.00 


Ministers' Annuity Fund 


9.38 


Ashe County Work 


75.00 


Barium Springs Memorials 


8.75 


Vacation Find 


5.00 


Total disbursements 


$44,218.69 


II. HOME MISSIONS 




Balance April 1, 1941 


$ 306.23 


Receipts 


6,201.78 


Total receipts 


$ 6,508.01 



MINUTES OF FAYEITEVILLE PRESBYTERY 433 



Disdursements: 






Salaries: 






Rev. Dixon McDonald 


$ 108.18 




Rev.D.H.Dulin 


316.67 




Rev. Troy D. Mull is 


480.00 




Rev. W.P.Robertson 


200.00 




Rev.D.F.Blue 


54.00 




Hev.G.F. irkpatrick 


75.00 




Miss Irene Heltzel 


273.00 




Rev. F.M. Bain 


200.00 




Rev. G.A.Wilson 


600.00 




Rev.C.LCalcote 


740.00 




Rev, lien Moore 


125. CG 




Rev.C.M.Voyles 


351.74 




Rev. L. A. McLaunn 


300.34 


• 


Rev. A.T.Lassiter 


270.00 




Rev.L L.Barr 


150.00 




Rev.C.M.Gibbs 


520.00 


$ 4,763.93 


Expenses • Rev. G.A.Wilson 




18.57 


Rev, Dixon McDonald Desr 


nated 


257.00 


Expenses - Rev. E.E.Gillespie 


7.00 


Expenses - Rev.C.M.Gibbs 




174.26 


Expenses - Rev. R.H.Stone 




8.00 


Ministers' Annuity Fund 




286.20 


Postage and Supplies 


._., 


11.89 
$ 5,526.85 


Total Receipts 




$ 6,508.01 


Total Disbursements 




5,526.85 



Balance at close of year $ 981.16 

III. PRESBYTERY'S TAX 

Balance from last year $ 566.54 

Received n Tax Assessments 1,809.25 

Total Receipts $ 2,375.79 



434 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Disbursements: 

Rev.W.J.Huneycutt, Permanent Clerk $ 20.00 

General Assembly's Assessment 1,019.62 

Treasurer's Expenses 6.71 

Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Salary and Expenses 529.93 

Ministers Annuity Fund 20.00 

Printing Minutes 230.55 

Postage and supplies 75.00 

Synod's Assessment 240.97 
Commissi '^n on the Minister and His Work 12.89 



Total Receipts 
Total Disbursements 

Balance at close of year 

IV. Elise Academy Fund 



$ 2,375.79 
2,155.67 

$ 220.12 



Balance from last year 


$ 2,587.59 


Receipts: 




From sale of property 


1,554.40 


Payment on Note - W.R.Kennedy 


659.1 


Payment on Note - Moore County 


2,360.00 


Hemp Charity Store 


1,200.00 


Total 


$8,361.09 


Dis bursemen ts : 




Government Stamp on Deed 


$ 2.00 


Elise Church Building 


4,000.00 


Town of He^p - Taxes 


8.96 


Moore County - Taxes 


5.92 


Flora Macdonald College 


1,000.00 


Presbyterian Junior College 


1,000.00 


Total 


$ 6,016.88 


Total Receipts 


$ 8,361.09 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 435 
Total Disbursements 6,018.88 

Balance $ 2,344.21 

V. Building and Loan 



Balance from last year 


$ 


925.38 


Payment and Interest on Notes: 






Cameron Hill Church 




16.00 


Sard is Church 




55.35 


Fayetteville Group Manse 




353.80 


Hope Mills Church 




397.34 


Raven Rock Church 




109.00 


Benson Church 




32.50 


Total 


$ 1,889.37 



VI. Lon^street Church Fund 

Balance from last year $ 85.43 

Received Interest and Dividends 34.07 

Balance at close of year $ 119.50 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. M. Gibbs, Treasurer 

This is to certify that I have examined the books 
and records of Rev, CM. Gibbs, Central Treasurer and 
General Treasurer of Fayetteville Presbytery, cover- 
ing all the accounts for the year 1941-1942, and have 
found the records correctly kept and all receipts and 
disburse ents accounted for by proper vouchers. 

Respeci fully submitted, 

J.C.Graham, Auditor 
Erwin, N.C., April 20,1942 



436 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

OVERTURE: The following Overture to the 1942 
General Assembly was adopted: 

That the General Assembly directs its Permanent 
Committee on Cooperation and Union, that was direc- 
ted by the Assemaly of 1941 "to continue to explore 
in search of suitable ways and means of bringing in- 
to one body all the branches of our Pre bvterian fam- 
ily", to consent and aoree to no form of union that 
does not require of its candidates for ordination in 
the united church, in their ordination vows, "the ac- 
ceptance of the infallible truth and divine authority 
of the Scriptures, and of Christ as very and eternal 
God, who became man by being born of a virgin, who 
offered Himself a sacrifice to satisfy divine justice 
and reconcile us to God, who rose from the dead with 
the same body with which He suffered and who will 
return again to judge the world". 

RECESS^ Presbytery took recess for preparation 
of the Communion Service. 

Presbytery reconvened and heard a sermon by the 
retiring Moderator, Rev. John H.McKinnon, Jr., on Mat- 
thew 22:21. 

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Memorials of Rev. Letcher 
Smith and Rev. John B.Riley were read and adopted, 
and are as follows: 

REV. LETCHER SMITH 

Rev, Letcher Smith died in Lynchburg, Va., March 
11,194°, ^nly a few days after he had passed his eigh- 
ty-fourth birthday. Mr. Smith was born February 24, 
1858, in Campbell County, Va. Upon completion of his 
work in Ha mpden- Sydney College and Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary in Virginia, from which he was gradu- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 437 

ated in 1890, he was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Roanoke. Ordained in the fall of the same year by 
Wilmington Presbytery, he spent about seventeen months 
in home mission work in the Jacksonville, Richlands 
and Topsail Sound group of churches in that Presby- 
tery. He then became pastor of the Cumberland and 
Jamestown Churches in Virginia, where he remained 
for about six and a half years. From that field he 
accepted a call in 1898 to Hillsville, Va. , serving 
four churches, Hillsville, Dinwiddie, Bethesda and 
Pulaski. He remained about five years in this work 
and then was called back to North Carolina to the 
Dunn Church (i9U3), in Favettevi He Presbytery which 
he served about two years. Next he accepted a call 
to Manly, N. C, and served Manly, Cypress, Cameron 
Hill and in connection with this field he also served 
for about a year the Bluff, Godwin and McMillan 
group in Cumberland County, N.C. In the fall of 1906 
he was sent by the Home Mission Committee of Fay- 
etteviPe Pre c bytery to Montgomery and Richmond Coun- 
ties, which were then in Favettevi lie Presbytery, la- 
boring with the Mt.Gilead, Troy, Wadesville and Pee 
Dee Churches some five years. In December, 1911, he 
accepted the home mission work of the First Presby- 
terian Church, Fayetteville, N.C, laboring in this 
field about two years. He then was called by the Fay- 
etteville Presbytery to the work of Superintendent 
of Home Missions and labored here for fitieen years 
to the time of his retirement at the age of seventy 
years. Then for five more years he was stated supply 
with the Olivia, N.C, group of churches under Fay- 
etteville Presbytery, rounding out about fifty years 
in active service. 

Mr. Smith married Miss Mary Natili Garden, April 
29, 1891. His second marriage was to Miss Mary Mad- 
ison Blanton on June 7, 1897. His third marriage was 
to Miss Mary Jane Campbell on June 4, 1912. He is 



438 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

survived by two daughters, Miss Virginia Smith, of 
Cheste , S.C. and Miss Mary G. Smith, of Washing- 
ton, DC; and by two sisters, Mrs. Elmira Clark, of 
Burgaw, N.C., and Mrs. R.S.Bailey, of Brookneal,Va. 
Funeral services were held at Lynchburg, Va., March 
13, conducted by Rev. James Sprunt and Rev.R.L.Mc- 
Nair, and internment was in the Presbyterian Ceme- 
tery at Lynchburg. 

REV. JOHN BUCHANAN REILY 

Rev. John Buchanan Reily was born in New Orleans, 
La., in 1890, and died in Fayetteville, N.C., April 
16, 1942, 

His parents died when he was only nine years of 
age, and the orphan was reared and educated by an 
uncle. Both his college and seminary courses were 
taken at Southwestern Presbyterian University. Clarks- 
ville, Tenn, from which he was graduated in 1916. 

He was ordained pastor of the Presbyterian Church 
at Lafayette, Ala., in 1916, by the Presbytery of East 
Alabama. In 1922 he became pastor of the church at 
Cleveland, Tenn. After only a few years of service 
here, he was compelled to resign his work because 
of ill health. For sometime he lived at Coaldale, 
Colorado, during which time he was a member of El 
Paso Presbytery. 

After his health was restored he came to Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery in 1929, and served Roberdel, Came- 
ronion, Brainard and Midway Churches. 

In 1936 he became pastor of McPherson, Big Rock- 
fish and Snerwood Churches in Fayetteville Presby- 
tery, and served this field until failing health com- 
pelled nim to retire from active service. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 439 

He was twice married, first to the former Miss 
Margaret Black, of Clarkesvi lie, Term., who died dur- 
ing his first pastorate, and second to the former Miss 
Lillian McBeth, of London, Ontario, Canada, who died 
at Fayetteville, N,C, during the last year. 

Mr.Reily was a faithful minister of the Word, a 
wise and sympathetic pastor. Gentle and unassuming 
in his manner, he was greatly beloved by his people, 
and was always the Christian gentleman. 

During the greater part of the twenty six years of 
his ministry, he was hampered by frai! health, and 
passed away when he was far short of ihe three score 
and ten a' lotted years. Patient and uncomplaining 
till the end, he believed and trusted implicitly in 
Him who said, "What 1 do thou knowest not now, but 
thou shalt know hereafter." "And God shall wipe all 
tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more 
death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there 
be any more pain; for the former things are passed 
away." 

The Stated Clerk read the names of the ruling 
elders who have died during the last church year. 
Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev, L.W. Topping in 
thanksgiving for the faithful service of these men and 
in behalf of their families. (See Memorial Page). 

COMMUION SERVICE: Presbytery observed the Sa- 
crament of the Lord's Supper, R^v.W.S. Golden and 
Rev L.A.McLaurin presiding. 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P.M. 

FIRST DAY - AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P.M., and was led 
in prayer. 



440 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

STANDING COMMITTEE: The following Standing 
Committees were appointed by the Moderator: 

Bills and Overtures^ Rev. John H.McKinnon, Chair- 
man; Rev. H.R.Poole Mr.D.G.Malloy. 

Resolutions: Rev. M. P. Calhoun, Chairman; Rev. 
George M. Picked and Mr. J.H.Suttenfield. 

Nominations: Rev. S.H.Fulton, Chairman; Rev. John 
H.McKinnon and Mr.E F.Murray. 

COMMUNICATIONS: The following communications 
were received and disposed of as indicated: 

a. From the St. Pauls Church, asking permission 
to change the terms of its call for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Rev. M.P.Calhoun, to read $2100.00 instead 
of $1800,00 per year. This request was granted and 
the church commended for its action. 

b. From Rev.T.A.Guiton and the Lumber Bridge 
Church asking that Presbytery dissolve the pastoral 
relations existing between them. Referred to the Com- 
mission on the Minister and His Work. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS: The Home Mission 
Committee made its report. Pending the adoption of 
the report, Rev. E.L.Barber spoke on the work of Home 
Missions in the Presbytery. Presbytery by a rising 
vote expressed its appreciation for the splendid ser- 
vices of the Home Mission pastors during the past 
year. The report as adopted is as follows: 

There are two matters worthv of serious attention 
of the Presbytery: One is the unfinished tasks in John- 
ston County, There are four townships in the south- 
eastern section of the County with a total population 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 441 

of 16,600. Of this number it is estimated that from 
70 to 80 per cent have no affiliation with any church 
or Sabbath School. The 18 small churches of this sec- 
tion give their children little or no religious train- 
ing. There are several sections in the western and 
southern section^ of the co ntry that are calling for 
service. Our Church is popular in these sections now, 
and it wili be easy to interest the people in our 
work. 

The other matter is the result that may follow 
the continued failure to occupy this territory for 
Christ now. 

In Jan ary the Federal Churches of Christ in Amer- 
ica shows the effect of previous wars on the Church 
since 1850 bv a graph in Time, Jan. 26, 1942. This 
graph shows the spiritual condition of today lower 
than it was in 1860 as a result of the Civil War, 80 
years ago. If the present World War lowers it as much 
as did the first, conditions will become deplorable. 
The young people will grow up in a moral and spirit- 
ual atmosphere that is deplorable. 

No more essential work is to be found anywhere. 
It is right to do our best for the soldiers while they 
are preparing ior war, but it is wise to remember that 
the Church must do something for these people now, 
or what can be expected of them if, untaught in the 
ways of eternal life, they must meet and exist in a 
moral and spiritual atmosphere vorse than the pres- 
ent? We must do something fo r them now- 

It is O' thwhile to consider the result Home Mis- 
sions n ean to t 1 e !a er churches of our Presbytery. 

Recommen at ions; 

1- That the Executive Secretary be authorized to 



442 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

cooperate with the Providence Field in making such 
repairs on the Providence Manse as are deemed nece- 
ssarv. 

2. That ali Churches receiving aid from the Home 
Mission fund be required to participate in the Minis- 
ters' Annuity Fund. 

3. That the budget for this year (1942-43) be the 
same as last year with the following exceptions: 

a. That the appropriation to the Cameron - Union 
Field be such as to brinf? the salary up to the mini- 
mum salary scale, provided such an appropriation does 
not exceed that given to the field last year. 

b. That the appropriation to the Benson field be 
such an amount to make the minimum salary of $1500.00 
per year pins $25.00 per month for manse rent. 

4. That each Home Mission pastor now receiving 
the minimum salary be given an increase of $10.00 
per month effective April 1st., until October 1,1942, 
said increase to be paid by the Home Mission Funds. 

5. That on each self-supporting field on which 
the minimum salary is now less than $1620.00 and a 
manse per year, the Home Mission Committee offers to 
pay one-half of the amount necessary to b**ing the 
salary up to the minimum, provided the field will pay 
trie other one-half necessary for the minimum salary, 
said offer to be good until October 1, 1942. 

6. hat the Home Mission Committee recommends to 
Fayettevi lie Presbytery, that said Committee be author- 
ized to find out from the churches of the i resbvtery, 
tho c e churches that would avail themselves of the ben- 
efits of he manse ^nd church buildin^ fund in the 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 443 

improvement of and beaut ificat ion of their property, 
with the view of increasing said fund if necessary. 

7. That the Home Mission Committee instruct the 
Home Mission Treasurer to advance the sum of $25.00 
to Rev.A.T.Lassiter now due him from Berea Church 
on salary, and look to the Berea congregation for re- 
fund of this amount. 

8. That the request from the Providence and Be- 
rea Churches for employing Miss Margaret Stephenson 
on this field, beginning March 1, and continuing un- 
til a pastor shall have been secured at a salary of 
$25.00 per month, be granted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E.L.Barber, Chairman. 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE: The Special 
Committee appointed at the last meeting of Presby- 
tery, to study and report to this meeting of Presby- 
tery concerning the relation of churches and pastors 
who are entering the military service as Chaplains, 
made a report which was placed on the docket for 
consideration at the next Stated Meeting of Presby- 
tery. 

SOLDIER WORK: Rev. John M.Alexander spoke on 
Work among the soldiers, and Rev. H. K. riol land pre- 
sented this cause for a special offering on the second 
Sunday in May. Presbytery ordered a Presbytery's Com- 
mittee on Soldier Work established, to consist of two 
women, two laymen, and three ministers. 

REPORT ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: The Com- 
mittee on Religious Education submitted its report, 
pending the adoption of this report, Rev. W. Ted Jones 
spoke on The Bible In Public Schools, and Rev. John 
H.McKinnon, presented the work of the Young People's 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 444 

Conferences. The report as adopted is as follows: 

Your Committee brings to the Presbytery the fol- 
lowing interesting facts regarding the General Assem- 
bly's Executive Committee of Religious Education 
and Publication: 

The Co mil tee reports the largest benevolence 
receipts since 1 30, totaling $68, 24. 43, a gain of 
$4, r 19.83 over the previous year. 

The Committee is gravelv concerned over the oper- 
ation of the business depa'lment due to rapid rise in 
costs and increasing business expense due to the war 
emergency. Obviously, price increases will be inevi- 
table, and the Committee in Richmond asks for the 
patient and sympathetic understanding and continued 
prayerful cooperation of the Church at large, giving 
its assurance that every possible economy is being 
effected so as to limit the necessity of passing on to 
Sunday schools and churches these increasing costs. 

The Committee reports that the cooperative Stu- 
dent Work has made splendid progress during this first 
year of its existence. Under the fine leadership of 
Rev. Joseph ML Garrison, and a subcommittee of each 
Executive Agency in the field student work has been 
completely explored and Presbyterian youth on col- 
lege campuses more effectively organized for effec- 
tive Presbyterian service- The Executive Committee 
of Religious Education and Publication contributed 
to this work during the past year nearly $3,500.00, 
matched by a like amount from the Louisville Com- 
mittee. This, like the other phases of tfte Educa- 
tional Program, is financed by the Business Depart- 
ment of the Richmond Committee. 

The most significant development in the field of 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 445 

Re 1 igious Education is the forthcoming UNITED RELI- 
GIOUS EDUCATION ADVANCE. We would remind Presby- 
tery of the action of the 1941 General Assembly at 
Montreat which placed our church in the Advance 
which is a great Protestant Movement in North America 
embracing forty denominations and wuicn has as its slo- 
gan "Reaching Every Person With Christian Teaching". 
Note that this is a "Religious Education Movement" 
which las at its heart nothing less V an reaching e- 
very man, woman and child in America with the mes- 
sage of Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. Around 
this theme our Church's teaching nro^ram for the next 
four years will be built. 

The General Assembly ordered that plans be brought 
to its 1942 session in Knoxville for their approval. 
This meeting has been designated, "The United Reli- 
gious Education Advance Assembly" and will consti- 
tute the formal launching of the Advance in our Church. 
Your Presbytery's Committee is confident that every 
pastor and session and local church leader will enter 
enthusiastically into this significant Advance, and 
that from it will come new power to cope with the 
muliiplied problems and distractions we are facing 
in these emergency davs. 

Your Committee would call attention to the vari- 
ous divisions of its program in this Presbytery: 

Children's Division: Our churches are becoming 
increasingly aware of the possibilities of the Daily 
Vacation Bible Schools, and a number of schools were 
conducted in churches last summer for the first time. 
There were 53 schools held in the Presbytery last 
summer with an enrollment 3932. Plans are being 
made now for vacation schools in a large number of 
churches in the Presbytery and it is the hope of the 
Committee that every church will attempt one this 



446 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

year. Workers will be available for th ose churches 
needing help, ihose desiring workers will communi- 
cate with Rev.T.D.Mullis, Manly, i\.C. T chairman of 
this sub-division. 

Young People's Division: The Presbytery is in- 
debted to Miss Fodie Buie of Philadelphus Church, 
adult advisor, for the splendid work among the young 
people of the Presbytery. Sprinrr and Fall rallies 
were held with unusually large attendance as to num- 
bers as well as churches represented. Several district 
rallies were also held. A number of our young people 
attended the Davidson Conference, and the Pioneer 
and Senior Conference at Red Springs. 

Conferences will be held again this summer as fol- 
lows; Davidson, June 10-17; Pioneer Conference at 
Flora Macdonald, June 15-20; and Young People's Con- 
ference at Flora Macdonald, June 22-2 7 . 

The Committee regrets the loss of Rev, A. J.McKel- 
way, chairman of this subcommittee, who is serving 
as a Chaplain in the Navy. Rev.M. P. Calhoun has been 
secured as Director of the Pioneer Conference and 
Rev. J.H.McKinnon, Jr., as Director of the Young Peo- 
ple's Conference. Information concerning these con- 
ferences will be mailed to all pastors within a few 
wee ks . 

Adult Division: On March 12 a Presbytery-wide 
meeting of the Men of the Church was held at Flora 
Macdonald College with about 150 men from a large 
number of churches in attendance. Mr.S. J. Patterson, 
Director of Men's Work in the General Assembly was 
presented and nade a challenging address. This meet- 
ing was sponsored by this committee in cooperation 
with the Men of the Presbytery, 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 447 



Since most of the work of this Division is being 
carriedon bv organized Bible classes in the Sunday 
schools, pastors and sessions are urged to carefully 
study the methods and means of increasing the effi- 
ciency of these classes and making them reach and in- 
fluence every man and woman in the church. The pos- 
sibillities of vomg-adult classes should be carefully 
explored. 

Leadership Training: A Leadership Training School 
was held at Flora Macdonald College last fall and was 
attended by a 1 arge number of workers from the sur- 
rounding area. The Committee has decided not to hold 
a school this fall. Instead, it is urged that all pas- 
tors hold schools in their own churches. Mrs. Will iam 
White, of the Assembly's Training School, a special- 
ist in the Children's Division, will be in our Pres- 
bytery for brief time during the summer and visit 
some of our churches. Her itinerary is being arrang- 
ed by Rev. J.H.McKinnon and those pastors wishing to 
have her visit their churches are asked to communi- 
cate wit h him. 

Leadership Education in this critical hour takes 
on new importance. Amidst all other claims for pri- 
orities and demands for leadership in local, state and 
national defense movements, the priority of the claims 
of Jesus Christ are consecrated leaders to replace men 
in milita^v or defense service must not be overlooked. 
Realizing that there can be no retrenchment in our 
spiritual leadership, the challenge to each local 
church is to recruit more leaders and to train and e- 
qui p them for effective service . 

Country Church and Sunday School Extension: Lack 
of information prevents a specific report of the work 
done among t s e rural churches during the yaar. Your 



448 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Committee desires to assist the smaller churches in 
outlining a work program. It commends to the sessions 
of smaller churches being served by a pastor jointly 
with other churches the possibility of having educa- 
tional programs on the Sundays when there is no preach- 
ing service. The various Benevolent Causes of the 
church could very profitably be presented by local 
or invited laymen. Your Committee also urges that 
community surveys be made to locate the unchurched 
in all rural areas. 

Bible Instruction in Public Schools: During the 
year a Bible teacher has been placed in the Dunn 
schools. The Bible is now being taught in the public 
schools oi Fayetievilie, Raeford, Abeideen, Laurel Hill 
and Dunn. Your Committee urges all churches in the 
Presbyterv to set up a Commission on Bible in the Pub- 
lic Schools to prosecute vigorously the program in their 
own communities in cooperation with churches of ot- 
her denominations, the local School Board, P. T. As- 
sociation, and other organizations interested in this 
work. Rev. W.Ted Jones, Chairman of this sub-com- 
mittee, has material on this subject which he will 
be glad to furnish all churches desiring it. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That our Presbytery pause to give thanks to 
God for the outpouring of His blessing upon our Chu- 
rch's program of Religious Education during the past 
year, and earnestly plead for His leadership in the 
emergency days ahead. 

2. That each church be urged to hold a Daily Vaca- 
tion Bible School and that a special effort be made to 
reach unreached children through these schools. 

3. That conferences be held at Flora Macdonald 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 449 

College for the Pioneers June 15-20, and for the Young 
People June 22-27, and that churches make a special 
effort to send their young people to these conferen- 
ces. 

4. ihat each church arrange a Leadership Training 
Class to be held during the fall and winter months. 

5. Ihat Sunday school superintendents be urged to 
hold regular Workers' Conferences as a means of lead- 
ership training. 

6. That each pastor and session place a renewed 
emphasis upon the importance of the family altar, and 
that the devotional quarterly "Day By Day" be placed 
in every home in the church as a he'p in the estab- 
lishment of a r a,i 1 y altar. 

7. That this Presbytery enlist itself in the Uni- 
ted Religious Education Advance, and that all pastors 
and church leaders be urged to study carefully all 
literature and information concerning this movement 
which they will receive after the meeting of the Gen- 
eral Assembly and during the summer. 

8. That a popular meeting on the United Religious 
Education Advance to be held at the fall meeting of 
Presbytery. 

9. That Presbytery refer for study to the Stew- 
ardship and 1 inance Committee the iequest of the 
Presbytery's Committee on Religious Education for 
one-half of one percent of benevolences for its wcrk, 
the answer to this request is to be made a part af 
the annual report of the Stewardship Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H.K Holland, Chairman. 



450 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

REPORT ON NOMINATIONS: The Committee on 
Nominations submitted its report which was adopted. 
(See Genera 1 Directory). 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess until 8:00 P.M. 
tonight, 



FIRST DAY - NIGHT SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 8:00 P.M., and engaged 
in devotional exercises. Rev. A. R. McQueen preached 
on the text Galatians 6.9. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer 
to meet tomorrow mornin^ at 9:00 o'clock. 



SECOND DAY - MORNING SESSION 

Presbytery met at 9:00 AM., and was led in de- 
votional xercises by the Moderator, Rev. F.L.Goodman. 

MINU1ES READ: The minutes of yesterday's ses- 
sions were read and adopted. 

ELISE ACADEMY: The Commission on Elise Acad- 
emy made verbal report and recommened the approval 
of the sale oi twehe v 12) acres of land. The report 
was received as information and the recommendation 
was approved. 

COMMISSION ON THE MIMISTER: The Commission 
on the Minister and His Work made the following re- 
port, a portion of which was admitted to the records 
of Presbytery, and that portion requiring the action 
of Presbytery was adopted: 

Your Commission has conferred with representatives 



MINUTES OF FAYBTTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 451 

of all the churches now without pastors and tried to 
be of all possible assistance to them. We held two 
meetings, one in Raleigh on March 5th, one in Car- 
thage on April 21st, and one at the adjourned meet- 
ing of Presbytery on January 26th. The Chairman has 
visited personally six of the vacant churches to con- 
fer with their officers. 

The following acts of the Commission have been 
taken since the last report: 

1. Chaplain David Davies is continued as Tempor- 
ary Supply of the Church- of -the Covenant until next 
stated meeting of Presbytery, and similar actions 
were taken with reference to Rev.E.D.McMahan at Flat 
Branch; Rev. D. B.K.Walthall at Philadelphus, Pembroke 
and Mt. Tabor; and Rev.W. L.Foley at Raven Rock. 

2. Rev. W.P.Robertson, who has acceptably served 
the Bensalem Group for the past year as Stated Sup- 
ply, has been relieved of that duty at his request in 
order that he may accept other work in the Presby- 
tery beginning with the April meeting. 

3. We recommend that the pastoral relations be- 
tween Rev.T.A.Guiton and the Lumber Bridge Church 
be dissolved as of April 21,1942, at his request, con- 
curred in by the congregation, in order that he may 
give his full time to the Parkton and Rex Churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W,S« Golden, Chairman. 

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: Presbytery resol- 
ved itself into a Committee of the whole and took up 
matters referred to the Committee on Educational In- 
stitutions. Having discussed at length the matters re- 
ferred to it, the Committee was dissolved, and the 



452 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Presbytery resumed business. The following recommen- 
dations were adopted: 

Rccommenda t i ons : 

1. That Presbytery approve the election of one 
woman to the Board of Trustees Flora Macdonald Col- 
lege to take the place of one man on the Board, and 
that Mrs.D.A.McCormick be elected to this position. 

2. That Presbytery elect two women trustees at 
large of Flora Macdonald College, and that Miss Mary 
McEachern and Mrs. R.A.Heinshon be elected to these 
positions. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W.S. Golden, Chairman 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE; The Special 
Committee appointed to study the re -arrangement of 
the meetings of Presbytery made the following recom- 
mendations which were adopted: 

Recommendations: 

1. That two-day sessions of Presbytery be held in 
April and October of each year, and a one-day ses- 
sion be held in each January. 

2. That the July session of Presbytery be omitted 

REPORT ON WOMAN'S WORK: The Chairman on Wo 
man's Work presented Mrs. P. P. McCain, the former Pres 
ident of Fayetteville Presbyter ial, who presented the 
report on Woman's Work for the last church year. Mrs 
M.J.McGuire.the new President of Fayetteville Pres 
byterial was introduced to Presbytery. The report as 
adopted is as follows, and the following recommenda- 
tions were adopted by a rising vote: 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 453 

As President of the Auxiliary of Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery I beg leave to sudmit the following annual 
report : 

There are 4417 women in 74 auxilaries - an in- 
crease of 37 women, but a decrease of 2 auxiliaries, 
Hope Mills and McNair Memorial - both of which cea- 
sed to exist because of fewness of members. A de« 
crease in Family Altars and Daily Bible readers is a 
source of great discouragement . There are increases* 
however, in members of Prayer Groups, users of Day 
by Day and tithers. There is a definite increase in 
gifts to Benevolences - this year the total being 
$21,259, a per capita giving of $7.13. The birthday 
gift for Pioneer Work in Brazil and to Collegiate 
Home at Montreat was $1,309. This Presbyterial's ap- 
portionment of $840 to the Synodical's $5,000 gift 
to the Jacksonville, N.C, Church has already been 
paid in full. Forty- seven women attended the Mon- 
treat Auxiliary Training School. Eight district meet- 
ings were held with a total attendance of 667 and 
an offering of $101 to go to the Recreational Project 
of Flora Macdonald College. The annual meeting was 
held with the Laurinburg Auxiliary on April 7th and 
8th with a total attendance of 376 and with a very 
definite spiritual atmosphere. 

One of the most outstanding things of the year- 
has been the work with the men in the Service. Most 
of the Auxiliaries have done a good work both with 
their own boys who have gone out from their commu- 
nities and for the men on maneuvers and at Bragg. 
The religious activities fund formerly known as the 
Elise Special and which for one and one-half years 
went to Dr, Wilson's salary is this year to be used for 
Soldier Work. 

Your Auxiliary wishes to thank you for your help 



454 MINUTES OF FAYETTBVILLE PRESBYTERY 

in making the accomplishments of the year possible 
and to ask your continued guidance for the new year. 
Especially are your prayers asked that the women may 
come to enjoy a consecration to Him that has never 
been known before. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. P. P. McCain, President 
Fayetteville Presbyterial. 

Recommendat i ons : 

1. That the report of the President of the Pres- 
byterial be made the report of this Committee. 

2. That Presbytery express to the Presbyterial 
^fthrough its President, Mrs.M. J.McGuire, and the Vice- 
President, Mrs. P. P. McCain, the Presbytery's deep ap- 
preciation for the work of the Presbyterial. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C.M.Gibbs, Chairman, 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS: The Committee 
on Foreign Missions made a verbal report which was re- 
ceived as information. Presbytery was led in prayer 
by Rev. R.L.Alexander in behalf of our missionaries 
who have fallen into the hands of the enemies of 
the United States. The following recommendations 
were adopted: 

Recommendations: 

1. That the Presbytery affirm anew its unwaver- 
ing faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the one hope 
of world, its deep sense of the unparalleled need for 
the preaching of that Gospel with all its saving pow- 
er to a world at war, and its purpose, by word and 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 455 

work and prayer, to foster a more vital missionary 
conviction and participation among all the churches 
of the Presbytery during the year ahead, 

2. That the attention of all congregations be 
called to the Foreign Missions Conference at Men- 
treat, August 13-19, and particularly, that laymen be 
urged to attend the inspirational Laymen's Missionary 
Convention over the weekend, August 14-16. 

3. That every effort be made during the year to 
inform the membership of our churches of the great 
new opportunities that confront us in our foreign 
fields and to encourage their full and enthusiastic 
support of plans for enlargement expansion that are 
underway in Africa, Brazil and Mexico. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H.R.Poole, Chairman. 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM; The Committee on Evan- 
gelism made a verbal report, which was received as 
information. 

REPORT OF CHAPLAIN; Chaplain Eugene Alexan- 
der spoke on his work as Chaplain at Fort Jackson, 
South Carolina. 

RECESS; Presbytery took recess for ten minutes. 

Presbytery reconvened and engaged in devotional 
exercises. Rev. D.B.K. Walthall preached from the text 
John 1:1. 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE; The Special 
Committee to study the Proposed Additions to the 
Confession on Faith made the following recommenda- 
tions which were adopted; 



456 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
Recommendations: 

1. That Chapter IX "Of The Holy Spirit" be ap- 
pro vecL 

2. That Chapter X "Of The Gospel" be not appro- 
ved. 

Respectfully sudmitted, 

A- R. McQueen, Chairman 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess until 1:30 P.M. 

SECOND DAY - AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1:30 P.M., and was led 
in prayer, 

REPORT ON ASSEMBLY'S HOME MISSIONS: The 
Committee on Assembly's Home Missions made a verbal 
report which was received as information, and the 
following recommendations were adopted: 

Recommendat i ons : 

1. That all churches and sessions be urged when 
determing their benevolent budgets to consider the 
responsibility of the Assembly's Home Mission Com- 
mittee to provide adequate salaries for the home mis- 
sion workers in this time of increasing living costs 
and its obligation to pay its share of the dues of 
the home mission pastors who participate in the Min- 
isters' Annuity Fund. 

2. That the period, October 5 - November 8, 1942, 
be set apart by the Presbytery as a special season 
for home mission study, and the week of November 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 457 

1-8 be designated as the Week of Prayer and Self*De- 
nial for Assembly's Home Missions with a general 
offering in all churches and organizations for this 
cause and that this offering be divided as last year, 

3. That the book "While It Be Day" be commend- 
ed for use as the study book for the home mission 
period in all organizations of the church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. B. Black, Chairman 

REPORT ON EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: Syn- 
od's Committee on Educational Institutions made a 
verbal report, and offered the following recommen- 
dations which were adopted; 

Recommendations: 

1. "More things are wrought by prayer than this 
world dreams of. Wherefore let thy voice rise like 
a fountain for (us) night and day." 

From Idylls of the King. * Tennyson 

Presbyterian Junior College would be used for "the 
glory of God and the highest good of youth." Pray 
for the students, faculty, administrative officers 
and trustees. 

2. Learn more about your school in order that you 
may become more interested in its work for young men. 
Visit it whenever possible. Observe the Christian 
Education Day set by our General Assembly on April 
12, 1942. 

3. Suggest to young men and parents that they 
find out about the educational values at Presbyterian 
Junior College. 



458 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

4. Christian colleges must depend upon the gener- 
osity of Christian people. They receive no tax funds. 
Investigate Presbyterian Junior College as a place 
for investing money in Christian service. Consider 
Presbyterian Junior College when making your will. 
Consider making a memorial gift or a gift to support. 

5. Help build up the endowment to meet the stan- 
dards set by the Southern Association of Schools and 
Colleges. 

6. Help provide scholarship funds to aid worthy 
young men. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CM. Voyles, Chairman 

REPORT ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND MINIS- 
TERIAL RELIEF: The Committee on Christian Edu- 
cation and Ministerial Relief made its report which 
was received as information, and the following re- 
commendations adopted: 

Recommendations: 

1. That the following monthly payments be approv- 
ed from Ministerial Relief: Rev.E .B.Carr, $40.00; 
Rev.T.C.Croker, $40.00; Mrs.W.C.Henderlite, $25.00; 
Mrs.Janie H.McInnis, $20.00; Mrs. Flora McLauchlin, 
$10.00, Mrs. Lucy Currie McLeod, $30.00; Mrs. B.G. 
Matheson, Sr., $20.00; Mrs. Frances Florence Moore- 
house, $20.00; Mrs. Sadie A. Ray, $30.00, 

2. Noting the reports on the work of our candi- 
dates for the ministry, that we commend these men 
to the interest and prayers of the Presbytery: David 
Alexander McLean, Raymond B.Spivey, James Burt 
MacLeod of Union Theological Seminary, and Charles 
M.Robinson of Columbia Seminary; David A.Huffines, 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 459 

Jr., Davidson College, John R.McKinnon, Davidson Col- 
lege; Robert A.MacLean, Hampden- Sydney; John David 
McLeod, Jr., Davidson College; Luther J.Morris, Olivia, 

NX. 

3. That we approve Candidate James B.McLeod's o- 
mitting the study of Hebrew. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Louis C.LaMotte, Chairman 

REPORT ON RESOLUTIONS: The Committee on 
Resolutions made the following report which was ad- 
opted by a rising vote: 

Resolved that Presbytery express its profound 
gratitude to the pastor and people of the Carthage 
Presbyterian Church for their generous hospitality 
during the two-day meeting of Presbytery. Everything 
has been done to make our visit both comfortable and 
pleasant. We would express the hope and prayer that 
the good people of this splendid church and her pas- 
tor, Rev. W.S. Golden, may be guided and richly bless- 
ed in their efforts during these troubled times to 
lead the people to a saving knowledge of our Lord 
and Saviour Jesus Christ. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Malcolm Calhoun, Chairman 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE: The Special 
Committee appointed to prepare a paper on the re- 
tirement of Rev.L.A.McLaurin from the active min- 
istry, made the following report which was adopted 
by a rising vote: 

The records show that Rev.L.A.McLaurin served 
forty-seven years in the ministry. His first work was 



460 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY.: 

in Concord Presdytery where from 1895 until 1901 he 
served as evangelist in the mountain mission fields 
of the Presbytery. From May 1901 until 1906 he ser- 
ved the Raeford group of churches. For the next two 
years he served the Lillington-Sardis group: For the 
next five years, 1909-14, he was at Statesb'oro, Ga. , 
the only work he did outside North Carolina. From 
1914-22 he was at Jonesboro and St. Andrews Churches 
in this Presbytery. His next field was at Rowland 
where he worked from 1922-37. His last pastorate was 
at Elise where he worked from 1937-42. 

Mr.McLaurin was Treasurer of the Presbytery from 
1915-42. For twenty-seven years he served on the Home 
Mission Committee. 

No one living has served as a pastor in this Pres- 
bytery as long as Mr.McLaurin, and no one ever ser- 
ved more faithfully. Some of the feilds in which be 
served were difficult, but with his characteristic tact 
and courage these differences ware reconciled and 
the work carried on successfully. Mr.McLaurin has 
been a builder in some of these fields. Hew church 
buildings were erected at Lillington, Olivia, Broad- 
way, Erwin and repairs made on church property in 
other places. 

His friends rejoice with him in the work accom- 
plished for the Master's Kingdom, and pray that he 
will" accomplish much more before sunset. 

Resqectfully submitted, 

A, R. McQueen, Chairman, 

REPORT ON SESSIONAL RECORDS: The Commit- 
tee on Sessional Records presented its report which 
was received and adopted, and is as follows: 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 461 

1, The following sessional records have been ex- 
amined and found to be without criticism: Ashpole, 
Barbecue, Bensalem, Berea, Bethesda, Brownsons Me- 
morial, Carthage, Church in the Pines, Culdee, Cyp- 
ress, Dunn, Eagle Springs, Ebenezer, Ephesus, Fayette- 
ville First, Galatia, Godwin, Grove, Highland, Lake- 
view, Laurinburg, Laurel Hill, Leaflet, Lillington, 
Manchester, Maxton, Midway, Mount Pisgah, Olivia, Pro- 
vidence, Raeford, Raven Rock, Rex, Rowland, Shi lob, 
Smyrna, Union, Westminster. 

2. The following sessional records have the fol- 
lowing exceptions; 

a. As many as one stated meeting of the session 
was not held in each quarter of church year: Cedar 
Rock, Elise, Hope Mills, and Pinehurst, 

d. Representative not appointed for one or more 
of the following: Each stated meeting of Presbytery 
and the annual meeting of Synod: Antioch, Benson, 
Bluff, Cameron, Cameron Hill, Cedar Rock, Eureka, 
Flat Branch, Gibson, Iona, McPherson, Midway, Red 
Springs, St. Pauls, and Unity* 

c. Full Annual Statistical Report was not entered 
in the Sessional Records, nor ordered read before the 
congregation: Elise. 

d. Church Treasurer books not approved: Cameron, 
Gibson, Philippi, Red Springs. 

e. Minutes of the Session were not read and ap- 
proved: Cameron, Fairmont, Jackson Springs and Sun- 
ny side. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Cl.Calcote, Chairman 



462 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: The place of the next 
meeting was referred to the Chairman of the Program 
Committee, the Moderator and Stated Clerk. 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of today's sessions 
were read and adopted. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer 
to meet at the time and place to be arranged as a- 
bove provided. 

F.L.Goodman, Moderator 
W.J.Huneycutt, Permanent Clerk 

ATTEST: CM. Gibbs, Stated Clerk 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 463 
CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N.C., June 8, 1942. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session at 
11:00 A.M., in the First Presbyterian Church, Fay- 
etteville, N.C., was called to order by the Modera- 
tor, Rev. F.L.Goodman, and was opened with prayer. 

ROLL: The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: C.M.Gibbs, E.L.Barber, S.H. Fulton, 
M.P.Calhoun, L.C.LaMotte, John M.Alexander, John 
H.McKinnon, F.L.Goodman, R.R.Ramsey. - 9. 

Ruling Elders: Neill A.Currie, Highland; W.L. 
Stubbs, Jackson Springs. - 2. 

CALL READ: The following call for this meet- 
ing was read and found in order: 

Laurinburg, N.C., May 26, 1942, 

The constitutional requirements having been met, 
I hereby call Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N.C., on June 
8, 1942, at 11:00 A.M., to transact the following bus- 
iness, if the way be clear: 

1. To receive and act on a report of Presbytery's 
Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 
lief. 

2. To dismiss Candidate Charles M. Robinson, Jr. , 
to Asheville Presbytery. 



464 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

3. To consider the work of the Presbytery at the 
Air Field Project near Maxton.N.C. 

4. To transact any business growing out of the a- 
bove items. 

Signed: Frank L. Goodman, Moderator. 

CANDIDATE RECEIVED: The Committee on Chris- 
tian Education and Ministerial Relief presented to the 
Presbytery Mr. Daniel Hilton Seals, with the recom- 
mendation that he be received as a candidate for the 
ministry. All the required papers were presented and 
found satisfactory. Mr. Seals was examined on the sub- 
jects as required by the Book of Church Order, which 
examination was accepted as satisfactory. The obli- 
gations were taken by Mr. Seals and a charge was de- 
livered to the applicant by Rev. S.H.Fulton. The ap- 
plicant was then enrolled as a candidate for the min- 
istry under the care of this Presbytery . 

CANDIDATE DISMISSED: At his own request Can- 
didate Charles M. Robinson, Jr. , was granted a letter 
of dismission to Asbeville Presbytery. 

MAXTON AIRFIELD PROJECT: Action upon matters 
concerning the work of our church in connection with 
the Maxton Airfield Project was postponed that fur- 
ther information may be obtained. 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of today's session 
were read and adopted* 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

F.L.Goodman, Moderator. 
C.M.Gibbs, Clerk. 

ATTEST: CM. Gibbs, Stated Clerk 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 465 
CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Laurinburg, N.C.July 22,1942. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session at 
11:00 A.M., in the First Presbyterian Church, Lau- 
rinburg, N.C., was called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev. F.L.Goodman, and was opened with prayer. 

ROLL: The following were present and enrolled; 

Ministers: E.L.Barber, S.H, Fulton, F.L.Goodman, 
W. J.Huneycutt, L. W. Topping. — 5 



Ruling Elders: Edwin Morgan, Church in the PL 
nes; A, J Currie, Laurel Hill. - 2. 

CALL READ: The following call for this meet 
ing was read and found in order: 



Laurinburg, N.C., July 10, 1942. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, 
I hereby call Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Laurinburg, N.C., on July 
22, 1942, at 11:00 A.M., to transact the following bus- 
iness, if the way be clear: 

1. To dismiss Rev. R. B.W.Smith to Pee Dee Pres- 
byter y. 

2. To transact any business growing out of the a- 
b ove items . 

Signed: F.L.Goodman, Moderator 



(Continued on page 470) 



466 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
ORDERED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Charlotte, N.C., September 9,1942. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met by order of the Synod 
of North Carolina in the Science Building at Queens 
College at 1:30 P.M., was called to order by Rev. J. 
H.McKinnon, the last Moderator present, and was op- 
ened with prayer by Re v. E.L.Barber. 

Roll: The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: L. A.McLaurin, C.M.Gibbs, E.L.Barber, 
M.P.Calhoun, D.F.Blue, H.R.Poole, P.rLBiddle, L.W. 
Topping, W.L.Foley, John M.Alexander, John H.McKin- 
non, H.K. Hoi land, T.A.Guiton, L.L.Barr. - 14 e 

Ruling Elders: Alexander McNeill, Bluff; Charles 
Ross, Lillington; L.L.McGoogan, St. Pauls. - 3. 

ORDER READ: The following order of the Synod 
for this meeting was read and found in order: 

Charlotte, N.C., September 9,1942. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, 
the Synod of North Carolina ordered Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery to meet today at 1:30 P.M. , in the Science Buil- 
ding to transact the following business, if the way 
be clear: 

To hear and act on a report of the Home Mission 
Committee which will present certain appropriations 
to be acted on. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 467 

HOME MISSIONS COMMITTEE: The Home Mission 
Committee submitted the following recommendations 
which were adopted; 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That in lieu of a minister a Training School 
woman be employed for the work in the Campbell ton 
field, and that $25.00 per month be apportioned from 
the Presbytery's Committee and a like amount from 
Synod's Committe for the support of this work, 

2. That the appropriation of $25,00 per month to 
the Spring Lake work be restored, this to be from 
the Presbytery's Home Missions fund, 

3. That $300.00 be appropriated for the church 
building at the Honeycutt Place, this also to be from 
the Home Mission fund. 

4. That Presbytery's Committee on Home Missions 
underwrite the salary of the minister of the Brown- 
son Memorial Church to the amount of $466,00 per 
year, and request the Synod's Committee and the As- 
sembly's Committee to appropriate an equal amount 
to this field and that the above appropriation by the 
Presbytery be made upon the condition that Synod's 
and Assembly's Committees grant the above requested 
appropriations. 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of this session were 
read and adopted. 

ADJORNMENT: The Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

John H.McKinnon, Moderator, 
C. M. Gibbs, Clerk. 
ATTEST: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



468 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



IN MEMORIAM 

This page is set apart to the memory of the fol- 
lowing Ruling Elders who died during the year end- 
ing March 31, 1942:- 

E.C.Matheson, born July 10, 1861; died April 3, 
1942. Bensalem Church. 

Wade F.Johnson, died October 8, 1941. Benson 

Church. ■--.'■.-. . . .7 

Alexander McMillan Walker, born April 25,. .1.872.; 
died October 16, 1941. Centre Church. " ^ 

Jasper Stonewall Stewart, born March 27. 1881; 
died July 23, 1941. Dunn Church. 

Henry James McDonald, born March 27 1860; died 
October 18,1941, Ephesus Church, 

Dr. J. P, Brown, born April 13, 1864; died Dec- 
ember 7, 1941. Fairmont Church, 

John F.Patterson, born January 1, 1868; died Sep- 
tember 7, 1941. Jackson Springs Church. 

Franklin L. Hyndman, born July 22, 1880; died 
March 3, 1942. Maxton Church, 

Charles Livingstone, born September 16, 1859; 
died May 12, 1941. Montpelier Church, 

John Bethune Malloy, born June 6, 1872; died May 
26, 1941; Parkton Church, 

John Gilchrist Hughes, Sr., born January 13, 1870; 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 469 



IN MEMORIAM 
Cont 'd 

died August 7, 1941. Parkton Church. 

W. B. Townsend, born July 23, 1893; died March 
6, 1942. Red Springs Church, 

William Jasper Baldwin, born November 17, 1861; 
died April 12, 1942. Spies Church. 

Paul Blair Parks, Jr., born September 8, 1903; 
died November 7, 1941. Erwin Church. 

McLean Campbell, died April 18, 1941. Raeford 
Church. 

Walter D. Johnson, died June 6, 1941; St, Pauls 
Church. 

Marcus Smith, died March 18, 1942. St. Pauls 
Church, 



470 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Continued from page 465 

MINISTER DISMISSED: At his own request, Rev. 
R. B.W.Smith was granted a letter of dismission to 
Pee Dee Presbytery. 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of this session were 
read and adopted. 

ADJOURNMENT: The Presbytery adjourned with 
prayer. 

F.L.Goodman, Moderator. 

W. J.Huneycutt, Permanent Clerk. 

ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs, Stated Clerk, 



NOTE: 

Rev. R. B.W.Smith left Pee Dee Presbytery before 
being received into that Presbytery. His letter of dis- 
mission was returned and he continued to be a mem- 
ber of this Presbytery until his death. 



STATISTICAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1942. 



AND LICENTIATES 



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MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 471 

INDEX 

Adjournment 462 
Called Meetings 463, 465 

Candidate Dismissed 464 

Candidate Received 464 

Chaplains 443 

Christian Education and Min. Relief 458 

Communications 430 

Communion Service 439 
Educational Institutions 451, 457 

Elise Academy 450 
Enrollment 429, 463, 465, 466 

Evangelism 455 

Foreign Missions 454 

General Directory 422 
Home Missions, Presbytery's 440, 467 

Home Missions, Assembly's 456 

In Memoriam 468 

Introductions 430 

Maxton Airfield 464 

Memorial Service 436 

Minister and His Work 450 

Ministers Dismissed 470 

Ministers Received 431 

Nominations 450 

Organization 430 

Overtures 436 

Program Committee 430 

Proposed Amendments 455 

Religious Education 443 

Resolution 459 

Retirement of Rev.L. A.McLaurin 459 

Sessional Records 460 

Soldier Work 443 

Standing Committees 440 
Stated Meetings 429, 452 

Treasurer's Report 431 

Women's Work 452 



MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETING 

Leaflet Church, October 13,1942 
Laurinburg Church, January 12, 1943 



MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETING 

Leaflet Church, October 13,1942 
Laurinburg Church, January 12, 1943 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderator: Rev. Troy D. Mull is Manley 

Stated Clerk: Rev.C.M.Gibbs (1944) Dunn 

Permanent Clerk: Rev.W, J.Huneycutt (1944) 

Laurel Hill 

Temporary Clerk: Rev.P.H.Biddle Broadway 

Treasurer: Rev.C.M.Gibbs (1944) Dunn 

Historian: Rev.L. A.McLaurin Hemp 

The terms of office of the following expire as in- 
dicated by the date with the name or group of names. 

TRUSTEES 

I. Davidson College 

Fall 1943 - Rev. A. R. McQueen Dunn 

Fall 1944 - Mr. W. A. West Fayetteville 

Fall 1945 - Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

Fall 1946 - Rev.C.M.Gibbs Dunn 



lie Elise Academy 

Fall 1943 • Rev.W. S. Golden, Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, 
Aberdeen; Mr.D. A.McLauchlin, Vass. 

Fall 1944 - Mrs.L.L.McGoogan, St. Pauls; Mrs.Chas. 
Rankin, Fayetteville; and Mrs.J.H.Sut- 
tenfield, Pinebluff. 

Fall 1945 - Mr.D.D.McCrinimon, Hemp; Mr. W.P.Saun- 
ders, Hemp; Mr. J. M. McNeill, Laurinburg 

Fall 1946 - Rev.A.J.McKelway, Mr. S.H.Miller, Car- 
thage; Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Dunn. 



4 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
III. Flora Macdonald College 

Spring 1943 - Rev. John M.Alexander, Dr.D.S.Currie, 
Parkton; Mr. J.Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen; 
Mr. H.McN. Jones, Laurinburg. 

Spring 1944 - Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton; Dr. P. P. Mc- 
Cain, Sanatorium; Rev. W.S. Golden, Mr, 
Hiram Grantham, Red Springs. 

Spring 1945 - Rev. E.L.Barber, Mr. Edwin Morgan, Lau- 
rel Hill; Mr.A.T McLean, Lumberton; 
and Mr. Charles G. Rose, Fayetteville, 

IV. Donaldson Academy 

C.G.Rose, Claude Rankin, Hector McKethan, T. A. De- 
vane, Dr. D.G. McKethan, H.M-Pinkston, of Fayettev- 
ille; W.R.Sutherland, Laurinburg; Edgar Hall, Raeford; 
A, R, McQueen, L.A.McLaurin, and G.F.Kirkpatrick. 

V, Sandy Grove Church Property 

Spring 1943 - Fairley Ray, Wagram. 

Spring 1944 - Neill McFayden, Raeford, and Neill A. 

McFayden, Timberland. 
Spring 1945 - J.B.Cameron, and John McKay Blue, 

Raeford - 

VI. Presbytery 

Fall 1943 - C.G.Rose, Fayetteville, 
Fall 1944 - McKay McKinnon, Maxton. 
Fall 1945 - Hinton James, Laurinburg, 



VII. Lebanon Church Cemetery 
Francis Coxe, Ralph Purcell, Miss Kate McKenzie 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEYILLE PRESBYTERY 5 

I. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

Note: The terms of office of all committee mem- 
bers expire at the Stated October Meeting of the Pres- 
bytery of year indicated. 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions 

Rev. E.L. Barber, Chairman. 

1943 - Rev.E. L.Barber, Rev.John M.Alexander, Mr. J, 

C.Byrd, Bunnlevel. 

1944 - Rev. S.H.Fulton, Rev. F.L.Goodman, Mr. L.L.Mc- 

Googan, St .Pauls. 

1945 - Rev.J.H.McKinnon, Rev. G.M.Pickard, Mr. Mc- 

Kay McKinnon.Maxton. 

2, Stewardship 
Rev. F.M. Bain, Chairman 

1943 - Rev.D.H.Dulin, Mr. Edward Hope, Fayettevi lie; 

Mr. MX. McDonald, West End, 

1944 - Rev.M.B.Heizer, Mr. H.C.Cameron, Olivia; Mr. 

E.Hervey Evans, Laurinburg. 

1945 - Rev.F.M.Bain, Mr.M.C.Dew, Raeford; Mr. J. A. 

McGeachy, Fayettevi lie. 

1946 - Rev.L.A.McLaurin, Mr. Ryan McBryde, Raeford; 

Mr.R.L.Remsburg, Dunn. 

3. Presbytery's Work 
1. Business - Rev.John B.Reily, Chairman. 

1943 - Rev.John B.Reily 

1944 - Rev.C.I.Calcote, Sessional Records. 

1945 - Mr. J.C.Graham, Erwin, Auditing, 



6 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
2. Educational Institutions 
Rev. W.S. Golden, Chairman . 

1943 - Rev.W.S. Golden. 

1944 ■ Mr. H.McN. Jones, Laurinburg. 

1945 - Mr. K. A. McDonald, Raeford. 

3. Printed Minutes 
Rev.G.M.Pickard, Chairman. 

1943 - Rev.D.H.Dulin. 

1944 - Rev.G.M.Pickard. 

1945 - Rev. R.R.Ramsey. 

A, Social and Moral Welfare 
Rev^ELR. Poole* Chairman, 

1943 - Rev.W.J.Huneycutt. 

1944 - Rev. H.R.Poole. 

1945 - Rev. J. B, Black. 

5, Examinations 

a. Theology - A.R. McQueen, John H.McKinnon, Jr. ,and 

M.P.Calhoun. 

b. Church History - S.H.Fulton, F.M.Bain, and F.S. 

Blue. 

c. Church Government and Sacraments - W.S. Golden, 

A.J.McKelway and H.R.Poole. 

d. English Bible - J. B. Black, W.L.Foley, and H.K. 

Holland. 

e. Moral Science and Philosophy - J.B.Reily, E.L. 

Barber, and R.B.Smith. 

f. Natural Science - CG.Vardell, C.M.Gibbs and H. 

G.Bedinger. 



MINUTES OF FAYBTTBVILLE PRESBYTERY 7 

g. Languages - G.F.Kirkpatrick, C.G.Vardell and M. 
P.Calhoun. 

h. Thesis, Exegesis and Popular Lecture • S.H.Ful- 
ton, D.F.Blue, Jr., and W. J.Huneycutt. 

6. Program - Rev. S.rh Fulton, Chairman. 

The pastor of the host church, the Stated Clerk 
and the chairmen of the four Executive Committees. 

7* Nominations 

Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Chairman; Rev, A. R. McQueen, Rev. 
W.L.Foley, and Mr.H.C .Cameron, 



COMMISSIONS 
1. On the Minister and His Work 

Rev. W.S. Golden, Chairman. 

1943 - Rev. R.L.Alexander 

Mr. J. M.Wilson, Fayetteville 

1944 - Rev. W.S .Golden 

Mr.C. J.McCallum, Rowland 

1945 - Rev. W.Ted Jones 
Rev. H.R.Poole 

PRESBYTERIAL SERMON 

Stated Meeting: January 1943: Rev. Troy D.Mullis. 
Subject: "The Christian Doctrine of Man". 



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TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTIETH STATED 
SESSIONS OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Broadway, N.C.R.F.D., October 13,1942. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred 
and Seventieth Stated Meeting in the Leaflet Church, 
at 10:00 A.M., was called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev. F.L.Goodman, who opened the meeting with prayer. 

ROLL: The following were present and enrolled or 
were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: M.D. McNeill, A. R. McQueen. L.A.McLau- 
rin, G.F.Kirkpatrick, C.M.Gibbs, J. B. Black, F.M.Bain, 
W.J.Huneycutt, W.S. Golden, E.L.Barber, S.H.Fulton, 
M.P.Calhoun, R.H.Poole, P.H.Biddle, L.W.Topping, 
W.L.Foley, C.M.Voyles, L.C.LaMotte, G. M.Pickard, 
John M.Alexander, John H.McKinnon, Jr. , F.L.Goodman, 
L.L.Barr, W.Ted Jones, Troy D.Mullis, H.K.Holland, 
T.A.Guiton, W.P.Robertson, A, M.Keith, R.L. Prince, 
J. I. Knight, F.S.Blue, C.H.Maury, - 83. 

Ruling Elders: J.C.Campbell, Antioch; Lewood Mc- 
CalJuin, Ashpole; Lee Cameron, Barbecue; Fuller Mon- 
roe, Bensalem; J. D. McLean, Bethesda; D.E.Bailey, 
Brownson Memorial; J.C.Byrd, Bunnlevel; Kay Maples, 
Cameron; P. J. McDonald, Carthage; M.C.Smith, Cedar 
Rock; L. A.McKenzie, Culdee; Robert L.Remsburg, Dunn; 
W.S.Evans, Elise; D.C. Holder, Ephesus; Z.V.Blue, 
Eureka; C.G.Rose, Fayetteville First; N.B. McDonald, 
Flat Branch; D.D. Black, Galatia; H.M.Pinkston, High- 
land; M.A.Clark, Jackson Springs; O.D. Causey, Lake- 
view; C.L.Clark, Laurel Hill; A.M.Fairley, Laurin- 
burg; Charles Ross, Lillington; Lacy M.McKenzie, Lum- 
berton; McKay McKinnon, Maxton; N.L.McFadyen, Mc- 
Pherson; D.H.Reed, Montpelier; R.J.McLeod, Mt.Pis- 
gah; D.E.Graham, Olivia; S. J.Thomasson, Parkton;H. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 9 

A. Campbell, Pinehurst Community; J, J. Lee, Provi- 
dence; Elisha Worrell, Raven Rock; E.B. McNeill, Rae- 
ford; L.W.Gurrie, Red Springs; R.F, Little, Rex; N. 
A. McDonald, Shiloh; C.C.Young, Spence; J.F.Monroe, 
Spies; D.M.Stewart, Smyrna; C.L. Monroe* St, Pauls; 
Ira L.Turnley, Union; M.C. McDonald, West End* - 45. 

VISITORS INTRODUCED: Rev, H.V.Carson and Rev. 
O.C.Williamson, Orange Presbytery; Mr. S.J.Patterson 
ef the Men's Work Department, Richmond, Virginia, were 
introduced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as 
visiting brethren. 

ORGANIZATION: Rev. Troy D.Mullis was elected 
Moderator, and Rev. P. EL Diddle, Temporary Clerk. 

REPORT OF PROGRAM COMMITTEE: The Program 
Committee presented a printed program which was a- 
dopted for this meeting of Presbytery. 

REPORT ON VACANCIES: The Stated Clerk pre- 
sented the report on vacancies which was refered to 
the Committee on Nominations. 

COMMUNICATIONS: The following communications 
were received and disposed of as indicated: 

a. From Maxton Church, from Godwin, McMillan, 
and Sunnyside Churches, and from Parkton and Rex 
Churches, asking permission to change the terms of 
their calls for pastoral services, referred to the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work, 

b. From Palestine, Sardis, and Westminster Chur- 
ches, asking for the service of Rev. F.S. Blue, as 
Stated Supply; from the Ashpole Church asking for 
the pastoral services of Rev. J. I. Knight; from the Pine- 
hurst Community Church asking for the pastoral servi- 



10 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

ces of Rev. R.L. Prince; from Erwin and Bunnlevel 
Churches asking for the services of Rev. A.M.Keith. 
These calls were referred to the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work, 

c. From the Christian Observer calling attention 
to Church Paper Week; Received as information, 

d. From Rev. Andrew J.Howell, Stated Clerk of Wil- 
mington Presbytery requesting the appointment of Rev. 
A. R. McQueen to bear greeting from Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery to the First Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, 
N.C., celebrating its One Hundred and Twenty Fifth 
anniversary. This request was granted, 

e. From Rev.M.B.Heizer, asking that his leave of 
absence from this Presbytery be extended. Referred to 
the Commission on the Minister and His Work. 

REPORT OF COMMISSIONERS: The Commissioners 
to the General Assembly, meeting in Knoxville, Ten- 
nessee, submitted their reports, which were received 
and the Commissioners were commended for their dil- 
igence. 

MINISTERS RECEIVED: The following ministers 
presented a letter of dismission from their respective 
Presbyteries: Rev. A.M.Keith, Mississippi Presbytery; 
Rev. R.L. Prince, Norfolk Presbytery; Rev. C.H.Maury, 
Red River Presbytery; Rev. F.S. Blue, Granville Pres- 
bytery; Rev. J. I. Knight, Wilmington Presbytery. These 
brethren were examined in accordance with the re- 
quirements of the Book of Church Order. The exami- 
nations were sustained as satisfactory, and they were 
enrolled as members of Fayetteville Presbytery, af- 
ter signing the obligations required by this Presby- 
tery of its ministers. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 11 

MODERATOR OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY: Hon. 
Charles G.Rose, Moderator of the General Assembly, 
made a verbal report as a Commissioner to the As- 
sembly from Fayetteville Presbytery, and spoke on 
the work of the Assembly. Mr. Rose introduced Rev.H. 
V.Carson, of the Emergency Relief of the U.S. Army, 
who spoke briefly on that work. Presbytery was led 
in a special prayer by Rev. A, R. McQueen for God's 
guidance for Mr. Rose as the Moderator of the General 
Assembly. 

LICENTIATE INTRODUCED; Rev. John M, Alexander 
introduced Cpl. H.L.Hemphill, of the Presbyterian Chu* 
rch U.S.A., now in Military Service at Fort Bragg, 
and requested the Presbytery to consider the possi- 
bility of ordaining him to the ministry. This matter 
was referred to the Committee on Christian Eduda- 
tion and Ministerial Relief. 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess for preparation 
for the Communion Service. 

PRESBYTERIAL SERMON: Presbytery reconvened 
and heard a sermon by the retiring Moderator, Rev. 
F.L.Goodman on the subject, "The Conquest of Fear". 

MEMORIAL SERVICE: The Stated Clerk read the 
following Memorial of Rev.T.C.Croker which was a- 
dopted by arising vote, and Presbytery was led in 
prayer by Rev. F.M. Bain in thanksgiving for the life 
and service of Mr.Croker and for God's blessings upon 
his family: 

REVEREND THOMAS CALDWELL CROKER 

Reverend Thomas Caldwell Croker was born May 21, 
1858, in Concord, N.C., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira C. 
Croker. After receiving his early education he was a 



21 MINUTES OF FAIETTETILLE PRESBYTERY 

student for the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church at Grant University, Chattanooga, Tenn., where 
he received his theological training. He was licen- 
sed by the Methodist Church in 1898, and was received by 
Mecklenburg Presbytery and the remainder of his forty 
years of active ministry was spent in the service 
of our church in the two Carol inas. A part of the 
work which he did was evangelist in Gaston County, 
NX., and later in Polk County, N.C., pastor at Forest 
City, NX., Smyrna group, Newberry County, SX., sta- 
ted supply at Endfield, NX., and pastor of Bluff Chu- 
rch and group in Fayetteville Presbytery, NX. In 1927 
he was retired from the active ministry because of 
failing health. Until his death on July 19, 1942, he 
made his home in Fayetteville, NX. 

On June 19, 1910, MrXroker was married to Miss 
Emily Inez Montgomery, of Greenville, SX., who, 
with four sons and one daughter, and several grand 
children, survives him* 

After a long and faithful life in the ministry, 
death brought to a close his earthly career and his 
spirit passed on to join the cloud of unseen witnes- 
ses. His body was laid to rest on the beautifully 
tranquil and hallowed grounds of the historic Old 
Bluff Presbyterian Church located on the banks of the 
Cape Fear River, in Cumberland County, N.C. This 
was the mother church of the Bluff, Godwin and Mc- 
Millan Churches which were MrXroker 's last pastor- 
ate. The funeral services were conducted by Rev.F. 
M.Bain, a son of the McMillan Church, and Rev.D.F. 
Blue, the pastor of the group. 

C.M.Gibbs. 

COMMUNION SERVICE: The Communion of the Lord's 
Supper was celebrated, Rev. A. R. McQueen and Rev. P. 
H.Biedle presiding. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 13 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess for lunch to re- 
convene at the call of the Moderator, 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2*00 P.M., and was led 
in prayer. 

STANDING COMMITTEES: The following Standing 
Committees were appointed by the Moderator: 

Bills and Overatures: Rev. F.L.Goodman, Chairman; 
Rev.W.S. Golden and Mr. R.F. Little. 

Resolutions: Rev. W.L.Foley, Chairman; Rev.W.P. 
Robertson and Mr.L.W.Currie. 

NOMINATIONS: The Committee on Nominations made 
its report whichwas adopted, (See General Directory), 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE: The Special 
Committee on Christian Education made a verbal report 
which was received as inf urination, and the following 
recommendations were adopted: 

Recommendat ions : 

1. The Committee heartily approves the general 
plan of the Synod's Special Committee on the Edu- 
cation Movement and recommends that Presbytery adopt 
the recommendation of the Synod in regard to a gen- 
eral campaign in the churches for the Educational In- 
stitutions in 1943, if the way be clear. 

2, That Rev.rLG.Bedinger be asked to speak on 
this subject for fifteen minutes at the next meeting 
of Presbytery, 



14 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

3. That this Committee express its appreciation 
to the Women of Fayetteville Presbyter ial for their 
interest and activity in this important matter. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. R, McQueen, Chairman. 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM: The Committee on Evan- 
gelism made a report which was received as informa- 
tion and the following recommendations were adopted: 

Recommendat i ons : 

1. That Presbytery re-affirm its conviction that 
the winning of people to a living faith in Jesus Christ 
as Lord and Saviour, and in bringing them into the 
fellowship of the Church's life and work, is the Chu- 
rch's principal, primary and permanent task. 

2. That, following the community- wide canvasses 
and church visitation of the Religious Education Ad- 
vance, definite evangelistic efforts be made to secure 
the results of this information, 

3. That Presbytery instruct its committee on evan- 
gelism to arrange, if possible, the holding of Spir* 
itual Life Retreats within the Presbytery for the 
deepening of the spiritual life of the ministers and 
church officers, 

4. That churches be requested to pray unceasingly 
for a spiritual awakening within the Church during 
these tragic days. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Malcolm PXalhoun, Chairman 

REPORT ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: The Commit- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTBVILLE PRESBYTERY 15 

tee on Religious Education made a verbal report, which 
was received as information. The Chairman introduced 
Rev. O.C.Williamson, Chairman of Synod's Committee 
on Religious Education, and Mr. S.J.Patterson of the 
Assembly's Committe who addressed the Presbytery on 
the United Religious Advance. The Committee submit- 
ted the following recommendations which were adop- 
ted: 

Recommendations: 

1. That the Presbytery heartily endorse the United 
Religious Education Advance and urge all ministers 
and churches to enlist in the Advance Program, 

2. That every church set up an Advance Planning 
Committee to promote the Advance in local congrega- 
tions, 

3. That the Advance goal for this year be a 10 
percent increase in each Sunday School enrollment and 
attendance, and the establishing of at least five new 
outposts. 

4* That every church in the Presbytery be asked 
to observe "Young People's Night" on November 15, 
using the program which will be sent to every church 
by Synod's Young People's Council- 

Respectfully submitted, 

H.K. Holland, Chairman. 

REPORT ON SOLDIER WORK: The Committee on 
Soldier Work made its report which was received as 
information, and the following recommendations were 
ad opted * 

1. That all churches make a strenuous effort to 



16 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

raise their apportionments for this cause in self-de- 
nial offering the first week in November. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H.K.Holland, Chairman. 

REPORT OF COMMISSION: The Commission on the 
Minister and His WorV submitted the following report 
which was adopted: 

Recommendations: 

1. That the Maxton Church be granted permission 
to change the terms of its call for the pastoral serv- 
ices of Rev. John H.McKinnon to read $2700.00 per 
year and manse, instead of $2400,00 per year and 
manse. 

2. That the Rex Church be granted permission to 
change the terms of its call for the pastoral servi- 
ces of Rev.T.A.Guiton from $500,00 to $650.00 per 
year, and the Parkton Church from $1000.00 to $1250.00 
per year and manse s effective April 1, 1942, 

3. That Godwin be permitted to change the terms 
of its call for the pastoral services of Rev.D.F. Blue 
from $435.00 to $465.00 per year; Sunnyside Church 
from $361.00 per year to $391.00; McMillan from $246.00 
to $276.00 per year, 

4. That the call call from Ashpole Church for the 
pastoral services of Rev. J. I. Knight at a salary of 
$1800.00 per year and free use of the Manse and Mini- 
sters* Annuity Fund Payments, be found in order and 
placed in his hands. 

5. That the call from the Pinehurst Community for 
the pastoral services of Rev. R.L. Prince at a salary 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 17 

of $2200.00 per year, free use of the manse and pay- 
ment to the Ministers Annuity Fund, be found in or- 
der and placed in his hands, 

6. That the following calls for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Rev. A.M. Keith be found in order and placed 
in his hands: Erwin Church at a salary of $1500.00 
per year, free use of the manse and payment to the 
Ministers Annuity Fund for three-fourths of his time; 
Bunnlevei Church at a salary of $400.00 per year and 
payment to the Ministers Annuity Fund for one-fourth 
of his time. 

7. That Rev. F.S. Blue be permitted to serve Sar- 
dis, Westminster and Palestine Churches on terms to 
be arranged between himself, the churches and the 
Home Mission Committee. 

8. That disposition of the resignation of Rev.R. 
L.Alexander as pastor of the Lumberton Church and 
the request of the Lumberton Church that Mr. Alexan- 
der be granted a year's leave of absence while ser- 
ving as chaplain in the Armed Services be withheld 
pending the action of Presbytery on the recommenda- 
tion of the General Assembly that all pastoral rela- 
tions be dissolved of men entering the Chaplaincy. 

9. That, hereafter, the pastoral relations be dis- 
solved when a minister becomes a chaplain in the 
Armed Services, 

Respectfully submitted, 

W.S. Golden, Chairman. 

CALLS ACCEPTED: Rev. J, I. Knight signified his 
acceptance of the call to the Ashpole Church and the 
following commission was appointed to install him as 
pastor: Rev. L.W. Topping, Chairman; Rev. S,rL Fulton, 



18 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Rev. John H. McKinnon and Ruling Elder R.L.Campbell 
with alternates Rev. L.C.LaMotte and Mr. McKay McKin- 
non, The time of the installation to be fixed by the 
Commission, 

Rev, R.L. Prince signified his acceptance of the 
call to the Pinehurst Community Church, and the follow- 
ing Commission was appointed to install him as pastor 
on Sunday, November 1, 1942, at 8:00 P.M: Rev. W. S. 
Golden, Chairman; Rev. E.L.Barber, Rev. R.R.Ramsey 
and Ruling Elder M.C. McDonald, with alternates Rev. 
T.D.Mullis and Mr. J, Bruce Cameron. 

Rev. A.M.Keith signified his acceptance of the 
call from the Erwin Church and the following commis- 
sion was appointed to install him as pastor on Octo- 
ber 25, 1942: Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Rev. 
George M.Pickard and Ruling Elder Ralph Wade with 
Rev. F.S. Blue and Mr.R.L.Remsburg as alternates. He 
also signified his acceptance of the call to the Bunn- 
level Church and the following commission was appoint- 
ed to install him as pastor on November 1, 1942: Rev, 
A. R. McQueen, Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Rev. W.L.Foley and Rul- 
ing Elder Ralph Wade with Rev.F.S.Blue and Mr.R.L. 
Remsburg as alternates, 

REPORT ON STEWARDSHIP: The Committee on 
Stewardship submitted the following report which was 
adopted: 

Recommendat i ons : 

1. That the churches be urged to include in their 
Stewardship program the following elements: 

a. The promotion and practice of the principles of 
stewardship, including tithing, 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 19 

b. Information concerning the program of the chu- 
rch and constant emphasis on the importance of mak- 
ing Christ known, 

c. Constant effort to develop a growing effective- 
ness on the part of those who are stewardship leaders. 

2. That in the period February 7 to March 7, 1943 s 
pastors, officers and all church leaders make a spe- 
cial effort to develop an understanding of the prin- 
ciples of stewardship and a willingness to put these 
principles into practice; and that in this connection 
the book, WILL A MAN ROB GOD? by Ralph S.Cush- 
man be commended for use as a text book by steward- 
ship study groups, as a basis for class or a series 
of lectures by the pastor, as an elective for young 
people and adult Sunday school classes and for such 
other uses as may develop. 

3. That Sunday, March 7, 1943, be designated as 
Every Member Canvass Sunday, and thai every church 
be urged to develop the grace of liberality in each 
of the members. 

4. That March 28, 1943 5 be set apart as "Pay Up 
Day" urging all members to complete the payment of 
pledges made to Christ and the Church, 

5. That the Presbytery accept the full amount ap- 
portioned to it by the Synod of $65,060.00 for the 

year 1943-1944. 

6. That Presbytery accept the apportionment of 
$8,700 as its portion of the Combined Emergency Home 
Mission and Defense Service Council Fund, with the 
understanding that 25 per cent of the gross receipts 
from the appeal be allocated to the Defense Service 
Council, and 75 per cent be designated for the Home 



20 MINUTES OF FAYETTEYILLE PRESBYTERY 

Missions Emergency Fund. 

7. That the benevolence quota and the Home Mis- 
sion Emergency Fund be apportioned to the churches 
as follows: 





Benevolence 


Emergency 




Quotas 


Home Mission 
Fund 


Antioch 


$ 672 


$ 92 


Ashpole 


1,022 


140 


Barbecue 


86 


12 


B ansa 1 em 


341 


45 


Benson 


57 


7 


Berea 


28 


4 


Bethel 


454 


59 


Bethesda 


1,362 


183 


Big Rockfish 


170 


21 


Bluff 


113 


14 


Brownson Memorial 


227 


36 


Buies Creek 


57 


7 


Bunn level 


200 


26 


Cameron 


1,136 


149 


Cameron Hill 


113 


14 


Campbell ton 


57 


7 


Cape Fear 


57 


7 


Carthage 


1,362 


182 


Centre 


170 


23 


Cedar Rock 


57 


7 


Church in Pines 


909 


118 


Ch.of the Covenant 


341 


47 


Coats 


57 


4 


Comfort 


86 


12 


Culdee 


284 


26 


Cypress 


227 


30 


Dunn 


1,704 


220 


Dundarrach 


57 


7 



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$ 11 

4 

49 

14 

59 

47 

14 

1,320 

38 

4 

47 

30 

4 

40 

12 

485 

7 

4 

104 

118 

11 

59 

1,010 

19 

91 

21 

618 

38 

530 

11 

4 

106 

38 

118 

26 

14 

4 

90 



Eagle Springs 


$ 86 


Ebenezer 


28 


Elise 


370 


Ephesus 


113 


Erwin 


461 


Eureka 


341 


Fairmont 


113 


Fayetteville First 


9,938 


Flat Branch 


284 


Four Oaks 


28 


Galatia 


341 


Gibson 


228 


Gil more Memorial 


28 


Godwin 


312 


Grove 


86 


Highland 


3,634 


Hope Mills 


43 


Horseshoe 


28 


lona 


625 


Jackson Springs 


909 


Lakeview 


86 


Laurel Hill 


454 


Laurinburg 


7,581 


Leaflet 


141 


Lillington 


672 


Lumber Bridge 


170 


Lumber ton 


4,089 


Manly 


284 


Max ton 


3,076, 


McMillan 


86 


McNair Memorial 


28 


McPherson 


782 


Midway 


284 


Montpelier 


909 


MLPisgah 


201 


Mount Tabor 


113 


Naomi 


45 


Olivia 


672 



22 MINUTES OF FAYETTEYILLE PRESBYTERY 

Palestine $ 28 $ 4 

Parkton 142 21 

Pinehurst 401 60 

Phillippi 43 7 

Pembroke 200 26 

Philadelphia 350 44 

Providence 57 7 

Priest Hill 28 4 

Raeford 3,976 529 

Raven Rock 312 40 

Red Springs 3,200 456 

Rex 401 52 

Rowland 1,362 180 

Sardis 284 38 

Sherwood 226 30 

Shiloh 239 73 

Smyrna 544 73 

So.Fayetteville 34 4 

Spence 28 4 

Spies 86 11 

Saint Pauls 1,647 220 

Sunnyside 216 30 

Union 86 11 

Unity 28 4 

Vass 142 19 

West End 766 104 

Westminster 57 7 

8. That the churches be urged to accept in full 
the apportionment made to them by the Presbytery, 
and to adhere strictly to the percentages adopted by 
the Presbytery in the distribution among the several 
causes of their total benevolences, 

9. That the Presbytery adopt the following per- 
centages for the various causes for the year 1943- 
1944. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 23 

Assembly's Causes: 

Foreign Missions 25,20% 

Assembly's Home Missions 13.80 

C.E.and M.R. 6.00 

Religious Ed. and Pub. 2=25 

Assembly's Training School .75 

Bible Cause ,50 48.50% 

Synod's and Presbyteries' Causes: 

Synod's Home Missions 10.50 

Orphan's Home 8.50 

Educational Institutions 12.50 

Union Theo. Seminary 1.50 

Presdytery's Home Missions 15.00 

Religious Education in Synod 3.00 

Presbytery's Religious Education ,50 51.50 



100.00% 



10. That the Presbytery's Home Mission Commit- 
tee be asked to promote the Emergency Home Mission 
Fund throughout the Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F.M.Bain, Chairman. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS: The Committee on 
Home Missions submitted its report which was recei- 
ved and the following recommendations adopted: 

Recommendations: 

L That Miis Margaret E. Stephenson be employed 
in the Providence field for six months, Presbytery's 
part of the salary to be $25.00 per month, 

2. That Rev. W.P.Robertson be relieved of the du- 
ties of Stated Supply of the Four Oaks Church, and 



24 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

that Rev. A.T.Lassiter be appointed Stated Supply of 
this congregation until the Spring meeting of Pres- 
bytery, 

3. That Rev.W. P. Robertson be given evangelistic 
powers in the new field which he is now opening up. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E.L.Barber, Chairman. 

REPORT ON ASSEMBLY'S WORK: Rev, W.L.Foley, 
Chairman of the Committee on Assembly's Work, pre- 
sented the Sub- Chairmen on the following causes who 
submitted the following recommendations which wera 
adopted: 

Foreign Missions: 

1. That the Foreign Mission Season, January 1 to 
February 7,1943, be observed in all our churches as 
a time for church- wide re-dedication to the world 
task of Christian missions; that all our ministers be 
urged to preach frequently and fervently on missions; 
and the whole church be called to her knees before 
God in prayer and earnest supplication for this work. 

2. That every church in the Presbytery, with its 
organizations, be asked to observe January 1 - Feb- 
ruary 7,1943, as a Yfeek of Prayer and Self-Denial for 
Foreign Missions, and that all Sessions be urged to 
arrange for supplemental offerings in the churches. 

3. That all our church organizations be urged to 
study the Mission Study Book, "On This Foundation: 
Evangelical Witness in Latin America", during the 
Foreign Mission Season. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. R.Poole, Chairman. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEYILLE PRESBYTERY 25 
Assembly's Home Missions; 
Recommendations: 

1. That all churches be urged to set aside the 
period October 4 - November 8, 1942, as a special sea- 
son for Home Mission Study, and the book, "While It 
Is Day" by Dr. Joekel, be commended for use in all 
the organizations of the church. 

2. That the week, November 1-8 be designated as 
the Week of Prayer and Self-denial for Assembly's 
Home Missions with a generous offering in all the 
churches and organizations for this cause, 

3. That all churches and organizations be urged to 
recognize this critical hour in Home Mission work, 
and that all of our people be given an opportunity to 
contribute to the £250,000,00 Home Mission Emergen- 
cy Fund asked by the General Assembly, to be raised 
during the Assembly Home Mission period, October 4 
to November 8. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J, B. Black, Chairman. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: 

Recommendations: 

1. That it be called to the attention of sessions 
and the people that meagre stipend apportioned to the 
548 on ministerial relief and urge the churches to 
liberally remember these old servants of the church 
with a Joy Gift in connection with their Christmas 
exercises. 

2. That pastors be urged to lead the people in 
prayer and encourage them to pray to the Lord of the 



26 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

harvest that He would thrust out laborers into His 
harvest; that pastors and sessions seek out young men 
who are spiritually minded and have proper qualifi- 
cations for the ministry and urge them to give a call 
to the ministry their first consideration. 

3. That Mrs - Inez Montgomery Croker, widow of the 
Rev. Thomas Caldwell Croker be approved for and, at 
the rate of $240.00 for one year from July 1942. 

4. That Candidate Robert Abner McLean be appro- 
ved for a loan of $100.00. 

5. That a Called Meeting of Presbytery be set for 
Monday, November 2, at 3:00 P.M., at the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Fayetteville to transact the follow- 
ing business if the way be clear. 

a. To receive Licentiate H.L.Hemphill from the 
Presbytery of Donegal, (U.S.A.) 

b. To examine Licentiate Hemphill, using parts 
assigned by the Presbytery of Donegal or assigned by 
the Chairman of Presbytery's Committee on Christian- 
Education and Ministerial Relief, and approve for or- 
dination, if the way be clear, having been assured 
that a call as Chaplain will be placed in the hands 
of Mr, HempnilL 

Respectfully submitted, 

LX = LaMotte t Chairman 
Bible Cause: 

1. That pastors and sessions be urged to observe 
in their churches Universal Bible Sunday, December 
6, 1942. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L.L.Barr, Chairman 



MINUTES OF FAYETTETILLE PRESBYTERY 27 

ACTION RESCINDED: Presbytery rescinded its 
former action in regard to the division of the offer- 
ing to be taken during the Week of Prayer and Self- 
Denial for Home Missions, 

REPORT ON SYNOD'S WORK: The Committee on 
Synod's Work submitted its report which was received 
as information* 

REPORT ON FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE: The 
following report was submitted and adopted: 

The year 1941-42 at Flora Macdonald College was 
very successful, The enrollment numbered 334 which 
was only ten less than the largest enrollment in a 
decade, this being 344 in 1939-40. The graduating 
class numbered 57 which was above the average. 
These young women were well prepared and have all 
secured positions teaching in the public school*, 
in business and in war work. Due to the shortage of 
teachers many requests for teachers had to be declin- 
ed. The college is rendering a service, the value of 
which cannot be measured. 

In addition to those who graduated a large class 
of commercial students finished the one and two 
year courses. Most of these are engaged in business 
and in war work, 

The greatest contribution of the college to the 
life of the nation is in the homes of Flora Macdon- 
ald women who have married* The Christian home is 
still the foundation of the church and Christian civ- 
ilization. A great many alumnae of Flora Macdonald 
have married during the past year. It is true that 
many of the men whom they married are in the armed ser- 
vices but it is confidently expected that most of these 
will return after the war and establish their homes, 



28 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

When college opened in September the enrollment 
was 276, Others will enter during the year but even 
so the total enrollment will be much less than that 
of last year. 

The college dormitory lacked four students of be- 
ing filled. The day student group was reduced from 

50 to 26, many of the local students having secured 
work, some of them with excellent pay. 

The charges were increased $25.00 per year for 
boarding students and $19.00 for day students. Even 
with this increase the smaller number of students 
will largely reduce the income and with living con- 
ditions as they are it will require close financing to 
balance the budget this year, 

This situation illustrates the need of the college 
for relief from the burden of debt and the increase 
of the endowment and current support. 

The faculty suffered the loss of eight valuable 

members. These have been replaced by well qualified 

teachers but with great difficulty on account of the 

shortage of teachers generally and higher salaries 

paid at other institutions. 

The Presbytery and the college are greatly indeb- 
ted to the Flora Macdonald Debt Liquidation Associ- 
ation wnich during the year collected $12,000.00 for 
it. The Association is hoping to realize from pledges 
in hand and other sources at least this amount for 
payment of debt during the present year. They are 
also indebted to the Alumnae Association and other 
f riends who have contributed to the endowment and 
sc holarship fund. 

The greatest need and problem of the college is 



MINUTES OF FAYETTETILLE PRESBYTERY 29 

financial, the payment of the debt and the increase 
of the endowment to the minimum requirement of the 
Southern Association, 

The College is now looking forward with great 
hope to the proposed Christian Education Movement in 
the Presbyteries of the Synod in 1943, With the improv- 
ed financial conditions and the increasing appreciation 
of the people for the Educational Institutions this 
effort should mean much to our Presbyterian Colleges, 

Respectfully submitted, 

WcS, Golden, Chairman 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess for the supper 
hour, to meet at the call of the Moderator. 



EVENING SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 6:30 P, M., and was led 
in prayer. 

REPORT ON RESOLUTIONS: The Committee on Res- 
olutions made the following report which was adopted 
by a rising vote: 

Resolution: 

Be it resolved that Presbytery express its deep 
appreciation and gratitude to the pastor and members 
of Leaflet Church for the privilege of meeting in its 
beautiful church; for their generous hospitality and 
especially to the ladies for the bounteous meals pro- 
vided at this meeting of Presbytery, 

Respectfully submitted, 

W.L.Foley, Chairman 



30 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

NEXT MEETING: An invitation from the Laurinburg 
Church for the January meeting of Presbytery was ac- 
cepted - 

PROPOSEI AMENDMENTS: Presbytery approved toe 
proposed amendments to the Book of Church Order as 
submitted by the General Assembly, Paragraph 122, 
and Paragraph 303. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The following Nomina- 
ting Committee was appointed for the next meeting 
of Presbytery: Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Chairman, Rev. A. R. Mc- 
Queen, Rev. W.L.Foley and Mr. H.C.Cameron. 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Rev. S.H.Fulton was elec- 
ted Chairman of the Program Committee for the next 
meeting of Presbytery. 

MINUTES READ: The Minutes of today's sessions 
were read and adopted, 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer 
to meet in an adjourned session on November 2, 1942, 
at 3:00 P.M. in the First Presbyterian Church, Fay- 
etteville, North Carolina. 

Troy D, Mull is, Moderator. 

W. J.Huneycutt, Permanent Clerk. 

ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



ORDERED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N.C., November 2, 1942, 

Fayetteville Presbytery met at the First Presby- 
terian Church, Fayetteville, N.C., at 3:00 P.M., as 
was ordered at the regular meeting of the Presbytery 
on October 13, 1942, was called to order by the Moder- 
ator, Rev. Troy D, Mull is, and the meeting was open- 
ed with prayer. 

R0LL : The following were present and enrolled; 

Ministers: G.F.Kirkpatrick, C.M.Gibbs, F.M.Bain, 
E. L.Barber. L.C.LaMotte, John M. Alexander, F. L, 
Goodman, T.D.Mullis, A.M. Keith. -9 

Ruling Eiders: J.H.Suttenfield, Bethesda; J.C. 
Byrd, Bunnlevel, -2, 

Visiting Brother: Chaplain W. Parks Smith of the 
Methodist Church and Fort Bragg, N.C., was intro- 
duced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS: The following order of 
business for this meeting of Presbytery as arranged 
in the order for this meeting of Presbytery was read: 

1. To receive Licentiate H.L.Hemphill from the 
Presbytery of Donegal, Presbyterian Church in the 
U.S.A. 

2* To examine Licentiate H.L.Hemphill for ordin- 
ation, using the parts assigned by the Presbytery of 
Donegal, or assigned by the Chairman of this Presby- 
tery's Committee of Christian Education and Minis- 
terial Relief, 



30/ MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

3. Being satisfied with the examination and as- 
sured that a call as chaplain will be placed in the 
hands of Mr. Hemphill, Presbytery to ordain him as an 
evangelist, 

4. To receive and act upon recommendations of 
the Presbytery's Home Mission Committee, 

5. To transact any business growing out of the 
above items, 

LETTER RECEIVED; Licentiate Harold Lynn Hemp- 
hill, of Donegal Presbytery of the Presbyterian Chu- 
rch in the United States of America, was introduced 
to the Presbytery, and he presented a letter of dis- 
mission from his Presbytery to this Presbytery, which 
letter the Presbytery received. 

EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Presbytery went into 
executive session to consider the possibility of or- 
daining Mr. Hemphill as an evangelist in order that 
he may apply for a chaplaincy in the United States 
Army. 

After due consideration it was decided to recom- 
mend to Mr, Hemphill that Fayetteville Presbytery 
be allowed to hold his letter of transfer to this Pres- 
bytery until we have assurance that the Presbytery 
will have the cooperation of the properchannels of 
our own church in recommending him for an appoint- 
ment as a chaplain in the United • States Army and 
that, if and when we get a favorable reply from these 
channels, we have an adjourned meeting of this meet- 
ing of Presbytery to examine and ordain him as an 
evangelist, if the way be clear. 

The Presbytery closed its executive session and 
resumed its regular session. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 83 

RECOMMENDATION ACCEPTED: Mr. Hemphill, hav- 
ing returned to the meeting of Presbytery, was infor- 
med of the recommendations of the Presbytery and ac- 
cepted them as satisfactory. The following Commit- 
tee was appointed to decide upon the time and place 
for the meeting of Presbytery to meet at the call of 
the Moderator to transact the business of the above 
items: The Moderator, the Stated Clerk and Rev. John 
M.Alexander. 

HOME MISSION COMMITTEE: The Presbytery's 
Home Mission Committee submitted the following re- 
commendations which were adopted; 

Recommendations: 

1. That an appropriation of $116.67 per month be 
made to the Brownson Memorial Church for the period 
January 1 to March 31, 1943, to enable this church to 
support a full-time pastor. 

2. That Synod's and Assembly's Committees be 
contacted with reference to the joint support of the 
work in the Brownson Memorial Church with Presby- 
tery's Committee, beginning April 1, 1943. 

3. That Rev.C.M.Gibbs be requested to convey this 
information to the Brownson Memorial Church, and to 
make the contact with the Synod's and Assembly's 
Committee, 

4. That a donation of $500.00 be made to assist 
in the erection of a church building in the Bethel 
Community of Johnston and Harnett Counties. 

5. That a loan of $800.00 from the Building and Loan 
Fund be made available for the completion of the chu- 
rch building in the Bethel Community above named. 



34 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

6. That the following Commission be appointed to 
organize a church in the above named Bethel Commu- 
nity: Rev. Dixon McDonald, Rev. W.P.Robertson and Rev. 
C.M.Gibbs with Rev. A. R. McQueen as alternate to any 
minister, and Ruling Elder Ralph Wade of the Dunn 
Church with Mr,. J. M. Bain as alternate. 

7, That certain funds now due Rev. W.P.Robertson 
because of a mistake in the calculation of his salary 
be paid and that the correction be made in future 
payments to the end of this church year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E.L.Barber, Chairman 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of this session were 
read and adopted. 

ADJOURNMENT- Presbytery adjourned with prayer 
to meet in adjourned session of this meeting at the 
time and place selected by the committee and at the 
call of the Moderator to complete the business order- 
ed for this session. 

Troy D. Mull is, Moderator 
C.M.Gibbs, Clerk 

ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs, Stated Clerk 



TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIRST STATED 
SESSIONS OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Laurinburg, NX,, January 12, 1943, 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred 
and Seventy-First Stated Sessions in the Presbyterian 
Church at 10:00 A.M., and was called to order by the 
Moderator, Troy D. Mull is, and was opened with prayer 
by Rev. M.P.Calhoun. 

ROLL; The following were present and enrolled 
or were enrolled during the meeting; 

MINISTERS; A. R. McQueen, L.A.McLaurin, G.F* 
Kirkpatrick, C.M.Gibbs, j.B. Black, F.M.Bain, W.J. 
Huneycutt, W.S. Golden, S.H.Fulton, H.G.Bedinger, M. 
P.Calhoun, D.F.Blue, H.R.Poole, P.H.Biddle, L.W. 
Topping, W.L.Foley, C.M.Voyles, L.C.LaMotte, John 
M.Alexander, John H.McKinnon, F.L.Goodman, W.Ted 
Jones, R.R.Ramsey, Troy D.Mullis, H.K.Holland, T.A 
Guiton, George M.Pickard, L.L.Barr, W.P.Robertson 
A.M.Keith, R.L. Prince, J. I. Knight, F.S.Blue, C.H 
Maury, H.L.Hemphill. •• 35, 

RULING ELDERS: A.McEachin, Antioch; C.J.Mc 
Galium, Ashpole; J.B.Warwick, Barbecue-; C.C. Under 
wood, Bensalem- Alex McNeill, Bluff; D.E.Bailey 
Brownson Memorial; J. D. McLean, Cameron, A.H.White 
Centre; J.B.Calhoun, Church in the Pines; N-A.Mc 
Innis, Dundarrach; Ralph Wade, Dunn; D.C. Holder 
Ephesus; A.S.Cromartie, Fayetteville First; LE.Tart 
Grove; Neill A.Currie, Sr., Highland; J. M.McCaski 11 
Jackson Springs; W.C.Smith, Lakeview; C.E.Beman 
Laurinburg; B.B. Holder, Leaflet; O.L.Johnson, Lil 
lington; H.C.Cousar, Maxton; W.C. R.Williams, McMil 
Ian; Alton Thompson, Midway; Jim McFarland, Mt.Pis 
gah ; A.L.Sewell, Olivia; J.G.Wright, Parkton; G.M 
Cameron, Pinehurst Community; M.C.Dew, Raeford; D 



36 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

E. Smith, Red Springs; J. L.T.Smith, Rex; S.L.Adams, 
Rowland; A.L.McIntyre, Smyrna; MX, McDonald, West 
End. -- 33. 

VISITORS INTRODUCED: Rev. Ben F.Moore, Athens 
Presbytery, Rev. John R.Rosebro of Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery were introduced to Presbytery and invited to 
sit as visiting brethren, 

ORGANIZATION: Rev. L.W. Topping was elected Mod- 
erator, and Rev.P/rLBiddle s Temporary Clerks 

REPORT OF PROGRAM COMMITTEE: The Program 
Committee presented a printed program which was a- 
dopted for this meeting of Presbytery, 

REPORT ON VACANCIES: The Stated Clerk made 
the report on vacancies which was referred to the 
Nominating Committee. 

REQUEST GRANTED: Rev. Eugene Alexander asked 
to be excused from attending this meeting of Presby- 
t ery. This request was granted . 

RESIGNATION OFFERED: Rev. W.S. Golden offered 
his resignation as Chairman of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work. This resignation was accepted 
and the vacancy referred to the Nominating Commit- 
tee. Presbytery, by a rising vote, expressed its ap- 
preciation for the service of Mr. Golden in this ca- 
pacity. 

LICENTIATE ORDAINED: Mr. H.L.Hemphill, a licen- 
tiate of this Presbytery requested the Presbytery to 
ordain him to the Ministry to work as an Evangelist 
among the soldiers. Mr. Hemphill was examined on The- 
ology, Church Government, the Sacraments, English Bi- 
ble and Experimental Religion. His diplomas from 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 37 

Temple University and Princeton Theological Semi- 
nary were accepted on academic subjects. Mr. Hemp- 
hill preached a sermon on John 4:24. All parts of 
the examination were accepted as satisfactory and 
Presbytery preceded to ordain Mr, Hemphill to the Gos- 
pel Ministry, with the powers of an evangelist, by the 
laying on of hands and prayer. He was enrolled as a 
member of this Presbytery after signing the obliga- 
tions required of its ministers by the Presbytery. 
Rev. H.L.Hemphill was granted permission to labor 
without the bounds of the Presbytery. 

RECESS; Presbytery took recess for preparation 
of the Communion Service 

Presbytery reconvened and heard a sermon by the 
retiring Moderator, Rev. Troy D.Mullis, on 'The Doc- 
trine of Man", using as a text Psalm 8:4, 

COMMUNION SERVICE: The Communion of the 
Lord's Supper was observed with Rev. S.H.Fulton pre = 
siding. 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P.M. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P.M., and was led 
in prayer by RewG.F.Kirkpatrick, 

STANDING COMMITTEES APPOINTED: The follow- 
ing were appointed as Chairman of the Standing Com- 
mittees: 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. Troy D.Mullis, 

Resolutions: Rev. J. B, Black, 



38 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

REPORT ON NOMINATIONS: The Committee on Nom- 
inations made its report which was adopted, (See Gen- 
eral Directory). 

REPORT OF COMMISSIONS 

1. Installations: 

a. Of Rev. J. L Knight: 

The Commission of Fayetteville Presbytery to in- 
stall Rev. J. I. Knight as pastor of Ashpole Presbyte- 
rian Church met at the Ashpole Presbyterian Church, 
Sunday evening at eight o'clock, October 25, 1942. 
The Commission was called to order by the chairman, 
L.W -Topping, and was opened with prayer by Rev. J. 
H.McKinnon, Jr., of Maxton. The following members 
of the commission were present: Rev. S.H.Fulton, Rev. 
J. H.McKinnon, Jr., Rev. L.W. Topping, ministers; and 
Ruling Elder R.L.Campbell, of the Rowland Presby- 
terian Church. Rev. L.W. Topping presided over the 
Commission, Rev. S.H.Fulton preached the sermon. 
Rev. J. H.McKinnon charged the congregation and Rul- 
ing Elder R=L. Campbell charged the minister. Rev, 
J, I. Knight was declared duly installed pastor of the 
church after he and the congregation had answered the 
questions required in the Book of Church Order. The 
service was dismissed with the benediction by the 
newly installed pastor, 

Leonard W. Topping, Chairman and Clerk 

b. Of Rev.Roscoe L. Prince: 

Complying with the order of Presbytery the Com- 
mission to install the Rev.Roscoe Prince pastor of 
the Community Church, Pinehurst, N.C., met at the 
Church on Sunday evening at 8:00 o'clock, November 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 39 

1, 1942, with the following present: Rev, W.S. Golden, 
Chairman; Rev. E. L.Barber and Ruling Elder J, Bruce 
Cameron. There being a quorum, the Commission was 
organized and opened with prayer. Rev. W.S. Golden pre- 
sided, preached the sermon and propounded the consti- 
tutional questions. These questions having been answer- 
ed in the affirmative, the Reverend Roscoe L. Prince 
was declared duly installed as pastor of the Pinehurst 
Community Church according to the requirements of the 
Book of Church Order. Rev. E, L.Barber charged the 
pastor and Ruling Elder J.Bruce Cameron charged the 
congregation. The minutes of the Commission were 
read and adopted and the meeting of the Commission 
was closed with prayer. 

W.S. Golden, Chairman. 
E.L.Barber, Clerk. 

c. Of Rev. A.M.Keith: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery to install Rev. A, M.Keith as pastor of the Er- 
win Church met at the Church at 7:45 P.M., on Oct- 
ober 25, 1942, with the following present: Rev.A.R. 
McQueen, Rev. George M.Pickard, Rev.C.M.Gibbs and 
Ruling Elder R.L.Remsburg. The meeting was opened 
with prayer, Rev.C.M.Gibbs was appointed clerk. Rev, 
A. R. McQueen presided, preached the sermon and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. Rev. George M. 
Pickard charged the pastor and Rev.C.M.Gibbs charged 
the congregation. Rev. A.M.Keith waw declared duly 
installed as pastor of the Erwin Church according to 
the Book of Church Order. The minutes of the Com- 
mission were read and adopted and the Commission ad- 
journed with prayer. 

A. R. McQueen, Chairman. 
C.M.Gibbs, Clerk. 



40 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery to install Rev. A. M.Keith as pastor of the 
Bunnlevel Church met at the Church at 7:45 P.M., 
on November 1,1942, The following were present: Rev. 
A. R. McQueen, Rev. W.L.Foley, Rev.CM.Gibbs and Rul- 
ing Elder Ralph Wade, The meeting was opened with 
prayer, Rev.CM.Gibbs was appointed clerk. Rev.A.R* 
McQueen presided, preached the sermon and propounded 
the constitutional questions. Rev. W.L.Foley charged 
the pastor. Rev. CM Gibbs charged the congregation. 
Rev. A.M.Keith was declared duly installed as pastor 
of the Bunnlevel Church according to the Book of 
Church Order. The minutes of the Commission were 
read and adopted. The Commission adjourned with the 
benediction by the newly installed pastor. 

A, R. McQueen, Chairman, 
CM.Gibbs, Clerk. 

2, On Organization of a Church 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presby- 
tery to organize a church in Pleasant Grove Township 
in Johnston County met on November 29,1942, at 3:00 
P.M 5 , in the building which was being used for an 
outpost Sunday School. Those present were Rev. CM. 
Gibbs, Chairman; Rev. W.P.Robertson, Rev. Dixon Mc- 
Donald and Ruling Elders Ralph Wade and John M.Bain. 
The meeting of the Commission was opened with pray- 
er. Rev.CM.Gibbs was appointed clerk. Rev. Dixon 
McDonald preached the sermon. The petition for the 
organization of a church signed by ten people of the 
community was read and these presented letters of 
dismission from other churches that they might unite 
in forming a church at this point. The church was 
organized in accord with the Book of Church Order. 
Rev.CM.Gibbs delivered the charge to the church. 
The Presbytery's tax was fixed at $1.00 per year. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 41 

Mr.Jarvis Pleasant was elected and ordained a ruling 
elder and Mr. Dewey Coates was elected and ordained 
a deacon. The address of the church is Route 1, An- 
gier, N.C. The minutes of the Commission were read 
and adopted. The meeting was closed with prayer. 

C.M„Gibbs, Chairman and Clerk 

CALL RECEIVED: A call from Elise Church for 
the pastoral services of Rev. J.E.Ratchford was re- 
ceived and referred to the Commission on the Minis- 
ter and His Work. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS: Since the last meet- 
ing of Presbytery a new church has been organized in 
Johnston Countv, which will be called Plainview. A 
church buildinrr at this point is now under construc- 
tion. This has been made possible in part by the gift 
of brick and cinder blocks from the Be Ik Foundation 
of which Mr, K.G.Hudson of Raleigh has charge. This 
gift with cash donations from many and an appropria- 
tion from the Presbytery has enabled this church to 
proceed with the building which will soon be ready 
for use. 

Recommendations: 

1. That the following appropriations be made from 
the Home Mission Funds of the Presbytery: 

(a) To the Elise Church $75.00 per month until 
March 31, 1943. 

(b) To the Bensalem Group $41,60 per month until 
March 31, 1943. 

2. That the action taken by Presbytery at its meet- 
ing on November 2, 1942, regarding certain recommen- 



42 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

dations of the Home Mission Committee with reference 
to Brownson Memorial Church be rescinded, 

3. That the custodian of certain funds received 
from manse rent of the South Fayetteville Church be 
instructed to place said funds and all future funds 
into the hands of the Session of the First Presbyte- 
rian Church, Fayetteville, to be used under their 
supervision for the promotion of local mission work, 

4. That the sum of $240.00 now due on the Hon- 
eycutt Manse be borrowed from the Presbytery's Build- 
ing and Loan Fund, said loan to be repaid from a 
surplus now accumulating from the rent on this manse 
now being paid by the Synod, 

f ' '" Respectfully sub-committee, 

■S.H.Fulton, Chairman 

REPORT OF COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND 
HIS WORK; The Commission on the Minister and His 
Work made a verbal report which was received as in- 
formation. 

REPORT ON RESOLUTIONS: The Committee on 
Resolutions made the following report which was a- 
dopted by a rising vote. 

Resolution: 

Be it resolved that Fayetteville Presbytery ex- 
press its gratitude to the Laurinburg Presbyterian 
Church for the privilege of meeting here, and for 
their many kindnesses extended to Presbytery; to the 
pastor and elders of the church for a most helpful 
Communion Service; to the choir for their services; 
and to the ladies for a most bountiful and delicious 
dinner. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 43 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. B. Black, Chairman, 

REQUEST GRANTED: The Li llington Church asked for 
permission to increase the pastor's salary by the a- 
mount of $420,00 per year. The request was granted 
and the church commended for its action, 

NOMINATION OF MODERATOR: Presbytery voted to 
nominate the Moderator for the next meeting at this 
time, and further that this be made the policy of the 
Presbytery hereafter. 

MODERATOR NOMINATED: Mr, MX, Dew of the 
Raeford Church was nominated for Moderator of the 
next meeting of Presbytery, 

REPORT ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: The Commit- 
tee on Religious Education recommended that the Sen- 
ior Young People's Conference for this summer be 
held jointly with the conference of Wilmington Pres- 
bytery, which recommendation was adopted. 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 
The following Commissioners were elected to the 1943 
General Assembly: 

Principals 

Ministers: Ruling Elders 

John M. Alexander John R McQue " 

L*W, Topping John M. Wilson 

S.H.Fulton Charles G.Rose 

H.G.Bedinger 0, L.Johnson 



44 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Alternates 

Ministers Ruling Elders 

W.L.Foley J.H.Poole 

H.K.Holland Percy Johnson 

Troy D.Mullis L.B.McKeithen 

T.A.Guiton D.C. Holder 

NEXT MEETING: Presbytery accepted an invita- 
tion from Flora Macdonald College for tne Spring 
Meeting. The date for this meeting was set for April 
13, 1943, and Rev.H.G.Bedinger was elected chairman 
of the Program Committee. 

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS: Presbytery voted to 
have for a permanent schedule of its meetings a one 
day session three times a year, January, April and 
October, 

MINUTES READ: The Minutes of today's sessions 
were read and adopted, 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer 
to meet at Flora Macdonald College on April 13, 1943, 

at 10:00 A.M. 

L.W. Topping, Moderator, 

W. J. Huneycutt, Permanent Clerk. 

ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 45 
INDEX 



Addresses 






11 


Adjournment 




30, 


44 


Assembly's Work 






24 


Commissioners to General Assembly 




10, 


43 


Commission Appointed 






17 


Communications 


9, 


36, 


43 


Communion Service 




12. 


37 


Enrollment 


8, 


31, 


35 


Evangelism 






14 


Flora Macdonald College 






27 


General Directory 






3 


Home Missions 


23, 


33, 


41 


Installations 






38 


Introductions 


9, 


11, 


36 


Licentiate H.L.Hemphill 




31, 


36 


Memorials 






11 


Minister and His Work 


16, 36, 


41, 


42 


Ministers Received 






10 


Moderator Nominated 






43 


Nomination Committee 




30, 


38 


Organization 




9, 


36 


Plainview Church 






40 


Presbyterial Sermon 






11 


Program Committee 




30, 


36 


Proposed Amendments 






30 


Religious Education 




14, 


43 


Resolutions 




29, 


42 


Soldier Work 






15 


Standing Committees 




13, 


37 


Stated Meetings 




8, 


35 


Stewardship 






18 



MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETING 
Red Springs, N.C., April 13,1943 

CALLED MEETING 

Fayetteville, N.C., May 21,1943 
Raeford, N.C., August 19,1943 



MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETING 
Red Springs, N.C., April 13,1943 



CALLED MEETING 

Fayetteviile, NX., May 21,1943 
Raeford, N.C., August 19,1943 



TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SECOND STATED 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Red Springs, NX,, April 13, 1943, 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred 
and Seventy-second Stated Meeting in the Flora Mac- 
bonald College Auditorium at 10:00 A.M., was called 
to order by the Moderator, Rev. L.W. Topping, and o- 
pened with prayer by Rev. J, E s Puree 11. 

ROLL; The following were present and enrolled 
or were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: A.R.McQueen, A.T.Lassiter, L.A.McLau- 
rin, G.F.Kirkpatrick, C.M.Gibbs.F.M.Bain, W.J.Hun- 
eycutt, W.S. Golden, S.H. Fulton, H.G.Bedinger, M.P. 
Calhoun, C.I.Calcote, H.R.Poole, P.H.Biddle, L.W. 
Topping, W.L.Foley, J.E.Purcell, C.M.Voyles, L.C. 
LaMotte, John M.Alexander, John H.McKinnon, F.L. 
Goodman, W/Ted Jones, R.R.Ramsey, Troy D.Mullis, 
H.K.Holland, T.A-Guiton, D. B.K.Walthall, L.L.Barr, 
R.L. Prince, J. I. Knight, F.S.Blue, C.H.Maury, J.E. 
Ratcbford. - 34. 

Ruling Elders: A.A.Conoly, Antioch; CA.Alford, 
Ashpole; T.N.Holmes, Barbecue; H.J.WoodalL Benson; 
J.A.Kelly, Bensalem; H.D.Yarborough. Bethel; J.H. 
Suttenfield. Bethesda; Alex McNeill, Bluff; W.McK. 
Bryan, Buies Creek; P.T.Hopkins, Cameron; N.A.Web- 
ster, Cape Fear; Alonzo Blue, Carthage; MX. Smith, 
Cedar Rock; Dan McArthur, Centre; Edwin Morgan, 
Church in the Pines; M. A.McFarland, Church of the 
Covenant; D.K.McKenzie, Culdee; A.L.Cameron, Cy- 
press; N.A.McInnis, Dundarrach; Harvey Bass, Dunn; 
J.W.Monroe, Eagle Springs; Herbert L.Johnson, Eben- 
ezer; W.N.McDuffie. Elise; Colin Black, Ephesus; E.H. 



54 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Lasater, Erwin; John M.Blue, Eureka; Ernest G.Jones, 
Fairmont; L.C.Hubbard, Fayetteville First; Edwin 
Bain, Flat Branch; M.G.Ray, Galatia; J.E.Graham, 
Godwin; I. E, Tart, Grove; N. A. Currie, Highland; T.S. 
Greyard, lona; A. Lacy Currie, Jackson Springs; A.J. 
Currie, Laurel Hill; W.R.Sutherland, Laurinburg; B. 
B. Holder, Leaflet; J.M.Shaw, Lillington; D.G.Malloy, 
Lumber Bridge: J.Bruce Cameron, Manly; McKay Mc- 
Kinnon, Maxton; M.M.Clark, McPherson; Alton Thomp- 
son, Midway; Neill Rosser, Mount Pisgah; H.C.Came- 
ron, Olivia; W.D. McKay, Philadelphus; C.B.Johnson, 
Philippi; J.Ellis Fields, Pinehurst Community; J.M. 
Pleasants, Plainview; J.M. Fields, Priest Hill; M.C. 
Dew, Raeford; Elisha Worrell, Raven Rock; H.Gran- 
tham, Red Springs; H.P.Johnson, Rex; R.L.Campbell, 
Rowland; D.C.Baker, Sherwood; Paul P. McCain, Shi- 
loh; Wade McArthur, Smyrna; J.F.Monroe, Spies; J.M. 
Kelly, Union; Talmadge Barefoot, Unity; P.A.Wilson, 
Vass; J . Haw ley Poole, West End, - 64. 

ORGANIZATION: Mr.M.C.Dew, Ruling Elder of the 
Raeford Church, was elected Moderator and Rev.P.H. 
Biddle, Temporary Clerk, 

REPORT OF PROGRAM COMMITTEE: The Program 
Committee presented a printed report which was adop- 
ted as the docket for this meeting of Presbytery. 

VISITORS INTRODUCED: The following were in- 
troduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting 
brethren: Rev. Harold A.Coburn. Scotland; Rev,R ; D> 
Bedinger, Asheville Presbytery; Rev„ David Davies, 
Atlanta Presbytery, 

COMMUNICATIONS: The following communications 
were received and disposed of as indicated: 

a. From Rev.W.MFairley, ssking for a letter of 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 5 



ou- 



dismission to Concord Presbytery, This request was 
granted, 

b. From Candidate David A. McLean, asking for a 
letter of dismisrion to Norfolk Presbytery, This re- 
quest was granted. 

c. From Rev. George M.Pickard, offering his resig= 
nation at Shi 1 oh and Bethel Churches, and request- 
ing that the pastoral relations be dissolved as of 
February 1, 1943, Representatives of the churches 
were heard and signified the concurrence of the chu- 
rches in this request. The request was granted and 
the pastoral relationship was dissolved, Mr.Pickard 
requested that he be permitted to labor outside the 
bounds of the Presbytery and he be granted evangel- 
istic powers while serving as a chaplain in the Un- 
ited States Army. These requests were granted, 

d. From the First Presbyterian Church of Fayet- 
teville and from the Bluff Church asking permission 
to change the terms of their calls for pastoral ser- 
vices. Referred to the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work, 

e. From Providence and Berea Churches asking 
that they be allowed to continue to employ Rev.W-P, 
Robertson as stated supply. This request was granted. 

f. Requests from the following to be excused for 
not attending this meeting of Presbytery: Rev.E.D, 
McMahan, Rev. W.C.Buchanan, Rev.A.M. Keith. These 
requests were grant ed* 

g. From The Assembly's Defense Service Council, 
Received as information, 

MINISTER RECEIVED: Rev- J.E.Ratchford presen- 



56 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

ted a letter of dismission from South Carolina Pres- 
bytery to this Presbytery. He was examinee as re- 
quired by the Book of Church Order. The examination 
was sustained as satisfactory. It was ordered that he 
be enrolled as a member of this Presbytery after sign- 
ing the obligations required by this Presbytery of its 
ministers . 

TREASURER'S REPORT: Rev. C.M.Gibbs, Treasurer 
of the Presbytery made the following report which 
was adopted: 

I. Central Treasurer for Benevolences 

Receipts: 

Churches, Sunday School, Auxiliaries, 

Young People and Miscellaneous $ 57*768*31 

Disbursements: 

Foreign Missions 13,153.11 

Assembly's Home Missions 9,775.30 

Christian Ed. and Ministerial Relief 4,025.90 

Assembly's Religious Education 1,185.22 

Assembly's Training School 548.66 

Bible Cause 277.00 

Synod's Home Missions 4,407.48 

Educational Institutions 4,139.72 

Union Theological Seminary 643,37 

Homes 7,325.55 

Presbytery's Home Missions 7,845.81 

Synod's Religious Education 1,504.59 

Presbytery's Office 900,00 

Soldier Work 763.56 

College Gift Fund 20.86 

Pilgrim Mission 10. 00 

Clothing Fund - Orphan's Home 172.75 

Ministers' Annuity Fund .80 

Flora Macbonald College 496.00 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 57 



F.M.C. Recreation Center 


99.84 


Presbyterian Junior College 


219.20 


Jacksonville Church 


188.79 


Chinese Relief 


5,00 


mtreat 


10.00 


Young People's Contingent Fee 


9.00 


Day By Day- 


19.00 


Hebrew Mission 


20.00 


Presbytery's Religious Education 


1,80 



Total Disbursements 



$ 57,768.31 



II. Home Missions 



Balance - April 1, 

Receipts: 

Central Treasury 
Miscellaneous 

Total Receipts 



1942 



981.16 

7,845,81 
668.21 



9 ? 495,18 



isbursements; 






Salaries; 






Miss Margaret Stephenson 


$ 330,00 




Rev A.T»Lassiter 


115,00 




Rev. W.P.Robertson 


740.38 




Rev, Troy D. Mull is 


505.00 




Rev.G.F.Kirkpatrick 


195.00 




Rev. F.M. Bain 


100.00 




RevX. I.Calcote 


559.99 




Rev.L.L.Barr 


420.00 




Rev.C.M.Voyles 


507.50 




Rev.F.S.Blue 


310.67 




Rev. C.R.Jenkins 


150.00 




Rev.J.E.Ratchford 


112.50 




Miss Marie Gibert 


162.50 




Mr. John D.McLeod, Jr. 


50,00 


$ 4,258.54 


Ministers' Annuity Fund 




432.54 



58 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Supplies and Postage 43.51 

Repairs - Providence Manse 66.95 

Office of Executive Secretary 1,801.59 



Total Disbursements $ 6,603.44 

Total Receipts 9,495.18 

Total Disbursements 6,603-44 



Balance at Close of Year $ 2,891.74 

IIL Presbytery's Tax 

Balance - April 1, 1942 220.12 

Receipts on Assessments 2,253.00 



Total Receipts 2,473.12 

Disbursements: 

General Assembly's Assessment 1,032.75 

Synod's Assessment 282.58 

Rev.W.J,Huneycutt - Permanent Clerk 10.99 

Statistical Reports 10.00 

Presbytery's Report Blanks 2L00 

Supplies, Postage, Phone> etc = 141.78 

Office of Executive Secretary 399,96 



Total Disbursements $ 1,899.06 

Total Receipts 2,473.12 

Total Disbursements 1,899.06 



Balance at Close of Year $ 574,06 

IV, Office of Executive Secretary 

Receipts: 

Home Mission Committee 1,801.59 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 59 

Presbytery's Tax Fund 399.96 

Percentage of Benevolent Causes 900.00 



Total Receipts $ 3,101.55 

Disbursements: 

Rev.C.M.Gibbs - Salary 2, 100,00 

Travel Expenses of Executive Secretary 300.00 

Office Help 300.00 
Office Equipment, Supplies, Telephone, 

and Postage 401.55 



$ 3,101.55 



V. Dixon McDonald Fund 

Receipts - Special Donations $ 371.00 

Disbursements - Rev, Dixon McDonald 317.66 



Balance at Close of Year 53.34 

VI. Longstreet Church Fund 

Balance - April 1, 1942 $ 119.50 

Receipts - Interest on Investments 28.96 



Total Receipts 148.46 

Disbursements: 

U.S. Government Bond - Dec. 22, 1942 

Balance at Close of Year 

VI L Elise Academy Fund 

Balance - April 1, 1942 
Receipts - From Sale of Property 

Total Receipts 





74.00 


$ 


74.46 


$ 


2,344.21 
620.00 


$ 


2.964.21 



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Disbursements" 

Plainview Church - for Presbytery's 

Home Mission Committee 
Honeycutt Place Manse 

Total Disbursements 

Total Receipts 

Total Disbursements 

Balance at Close of Year 



VIII. Honeycutt Place Manse 

Receipts - Defense Service Council $ 790,00 

Disbursements - 

Home Federal Savings and Loan $600.00 

Hoke Smith - Insurance 50.00 650.00 



$ 


367.28 
300.00 


$ 


667.28 

2,964.21 
667.28 


$ 2,296.93 



Balance at Close of Year $ 140.00 



IX. Building and Loan 

Balance - April 1, 1942 $ 1,889.37 

Receipts 

Payments on Loans and Interest 437,00 



Total Receipts $ 2,326,37 

Disbursements- 
Loan to Honeycutt Place Manse 240.25 

Balance - March 31, 1943 $ 2,086.12 

Respectfully submitted, 

C.M.Gibbs, Treasurer 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 61 

AUDITOR'S REPORT^ The books, vouchers and an- 
nual report of Rev. C.M.Gibbs, Treasurer, have been 
examined and found correct to date* 

Respectfully submitted, 

J.C.Graham, Auditor 
April 13, 1943, 

TRUSTEE RESIGNS: Mr. Neill A.McFadyen offered 
his resignation as a Trustee of the Sandy Grove Church 
Property, the resignation was accepted, and the vac- 
ancy was referred to the Nominating Committee. 

REPORT ON DEFENSE SERVICE: The Committee 
on Defense Service made a verbal report and offered 
the following recommendations which were adopted: 

Recommendations; 

1. That Presbytery express its appreciation to the 
Defense Service Council for the splendid work which 
it is doing throughout the General Assembly, and es- 
pecially for the fine work in the camp areas of North 
Carolina. 

2. That Presbytery accept the quota of $3262,00 
assigned to it and this be referred to the Steward- 
ship Committee for assignment of quotas to churches, 
and that in keeping with the General Assembly's re- 
commendation Sunday, May 9, be designated as the time 
to present this cause to congregations. 

3. That every pastor be encouraged to make a strong 
presentation of this work on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 
9th and that each church be urged to make a serious 
and determined effort to raise the full quota asked 
for this cause. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. K. Holland, Chairman. 



62 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

STANDING COMMITTEES: The following Standing 
Committees were appointed: 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. L.W, Topping, Chairman; 
Mr. M.G.Ray and B.B. Holder. 

Resolutions: Rev.G.F. Kirkpatrick, Chairman, Mr. 
C.A-Alford, and Mr. John M.Blue. 

REPORT ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND MINIS- 
TERIAL RELIEF- 

The Committee on Christian Education and Minis- 
terial Relief presented the following recommendations 
which were adopted: 

Recommendations; 

1. That Robert Elwyn Bailey, Daniel Baxter Gra- 
ham, Jr., and Thomas Alexander Guiton be examined on 
experimental religion and motives for seeking the 
ministry, and when the examination is approved, be 
enrolled as candidates for the Gospel ministry under 
the care of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

2. That recipients of help from Ministerial Relief 
be approved for the same amounts as received last 
year except that Mrs. Martin A, Ray receive $25.00 
per month instead of $20.00, 

3. That we be led in a brief prayer of thanks- 
giving for the Ministers' Annuity Fund, asking God's 
blessing upon the Christian Education Movement and 
the Christian Educational Institutions, and praying 
for our candidates and that young men who are fitted 
to serve as Gospel ministers may heed the call to 
this service. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L.C.LaMotte, Chairman. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 63 

CANDIDATE RECEIVED: Tne Committee on Chris- 
tian Education and Ministerial Relief presented Rob- 
ert Elwyn Bailey, Daniel Baxter Graham, Jr. , Thomas 
Alexander Qui ton who requested to be received under 
the care of Presbytery as candidates for the ministry. 
Presbytery examined them as required by the Book of 
Church Order and found the examination satisfactory. 
After a charge and prayer they were enrolled as can- 
didates for the ministry under the care of this Pres- 
bytery. 

PRESBYTERIAL, SERMON: Presbytery heard a 
sermon by tne retiring Moderator, Rev, L.W. Topping, 
on "The Church Lollege and the Great Commission", 
on the texts Matthew 4:23; I Corinthians 12:28; and 
Matthew 28. 

MEMORIAL SERVICE: The Stated Clerk read the 
names of the Ruling Elders who have died during the 
past church year. (See Memorial Page). Presbytery 
was led in a prayer of thanksgiving for their lives 
and in behalf of their families by Rev. J. I. Knight. 

COMMUNION SERVICE: Presbytery observed the 
Communion of the Lord's Supper with the Rev.C.G. 
Vardell and Rev.H.G.Bedinger presiding. 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess for lunch until 
2:30 P.M. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:30 P.M., and was led 
in prayer by Rev. D.F. Blue, 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM: The Committee on Evan- 
gelism made a verbal report which was received as in- 
formation and submitted the following recommendation 



64 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

which was adopted: 

Recommendation: 

That every minister study carefully Report No. 10, 
published by the General Assembly's Permanent Com- 
mittee on Evangelism, and that he bring this report 
to the attention of the Session of the church or chur- 
ches which he serves, 

Respectfully submitted, 

M . P . Ca 1 houn . Cha i rman 

REPORT ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: The Commit- 
tee on Religious Education made a verbal report which 
was received as information, and presented the fol- 
lowing recommendations which were adopted. 

Recommendat i ons : 

1. That Presbytery express its appreciation to e- 
very pastor and Session that last year led their con- 
gregation to enlist in the United Religious Educa- 
tion Advance, and urge all other congregations to 
enlist at once so that our Church emphasis upon the 
Christian home may reach every Presbyterian house- 
hold and deepen the spiritual life of every Presby- 
terian family. 

2. That Presbytery urge every Church to observe 
Religious Education Week, September 27 - October 3, 
for the purpose of inaugurating the second year of 
the Advance, using the suggestions and materials which 
will be sent out from the Richmond office during the 
summer. 

3. That every Church be urged to make a special 
effort to send groups of Young People and Intermedi- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 65 

ates to the conferences which will be held this sum- 
mer at Flora Macdonald College. The Young People's 
Conference, which will be held jointly with Wilmington 
Presbytery, will be on June 14 - 19; and the Pioneer 
Conference will be held on June 21 - 26 

4. That in order to meet the acute problem of de- 
pleted lay leadership, every Pastor be urged to make 
a leadership class or school available to his congre- 
gation, and that all superintendents and teachers a- 
ble to do so be urged to attend the Montreat Leader- 
ship School July 20 - 29, 

5. That pastors and Sessions be urged to continue 
to study the possibilities of adult work in their con- 
gregations and that serious efforts be made to organ- 
ize this work according to the Assembly's plans pre- 
pared by Mr. S.J.Patterson, Director. 

6. That since workers will not be provided by the 
Synod and Presbytery this summer, every Church use 
its available leadership in setting up and conducting 
a Daily Vacation Bible School, and that, in view of 
the special need for spiritual influences in the life 
of children today every Church be urged to consider 
this a major objective. It is also urged that where 
possible teachers and young people assist in Negro 
and Indian Daily Vacation Bible Schools. 

7. That every Church be encouraged to make a stu- 
dy of its area with a view of establishing outpost 
Sunday Schools where needed, 

8= That Rally Day, October 3 S 1943, be observed 
by every Church as a time for rekindling the interest 
of children, youth and adults in regular attendance 
at Sunday School so that Churches and homes may com- 
bine their influence to combat the secular pressures 



66 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

over-running our country during this period of war. 

Respectfully submitted,- 

H.K.Holland, Chairman. 

REPORT ON WOMAN'S WORK: The Committee on 
Woman's Work presented Mrs.M. J.McGuire, President of 
Fayetteville Presbyterial, who made the report on 
Woman's Work. The report was adopted by a rising 
vote and is as follows: 

As President of the Auxiliary of Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery, I beg leave to submit the following annual 

report' 

There are 73 auxiliaries with a membership of 
4367, One auxiliary, Gilmore Memorial, has been dis- 
continued for lack of members. While it is a source 
of deep regret to report a decrease in family altars, 
tithers and reader of mission books and church papers, 
it is a source of real joy to report an increase in 
the number of women enlisted in some study or service 
and daily Bible reading; also an increase in the num- 
ber of auxiliaries increasing gifts to Assembly's cau- 
ses. The financial report is encouraging. The total 
of all benevolences is $27,217.00 -- an increase of 
$5,958.00, The grand total of all contributions is 
$38,117.00 -- an increase of $6,607.00. The amount 
per capita is $8.00 plus - an increase of $ 1.00. The 
Birthday offering for Stillman Institute and for a 
Field Worker among the Negroes amounted to $1,006.75. 
Forty-one women attended Montreat Auxiliary Train- 
ing School. Six of the eight Presbyterial Districts 
sent delegates to this school. Two of the four wo- 
men in the Assembly, receiving diplomas, were from 
Fayetteville Presbytery. The C.E. and M.R. Notebook, 
compiled bv the Presbyterial' s Secretary of that 
cause, was awarded "Honorable Mention" and placed on 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 67 

exhibition al Montreal. Eight District Conferences 
with a total attendance of 527 were held, and an of- 
fering of $125-00 was given to the Jacksonville Chu- 
rch. 

Through local auxiliaries near camps the women 
have done much for the social life of the soldiers 
and their wives. Through the eight Presbyterial Dis- 
tricts, beginning with the present calendar year, 1000 
copies of "Day by Day" are being sent each quarter 
to Fort Bragg for the soldiers, 

The annual meeting of the Presbyterial was the 
guest of the Red Springs Woman's Auxiliary, with a 
good attendance despite the transportation difficul- 
ties. 

Yoor Presbyterial acknowledges her indebtedness 
to the Presbytery for your interest, your prayers and 
your help. She asks a continuation of them. Your 
Presbyterial also asks your prayers, together with 
hers, for a broader vision among both men and women 
of "Our Increasing Responsibilities", and for the will 
to meet these responsibilities in the way that will 
make Christ Vnown. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Mrs. M.J.) Margaret M.McGuire, 
President, Fayetteville Presbyterial. 

REPORT ON EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: The 
Committee on Educational Institutions made a verbal 
roport which was received as information, and presen- 
ted Rev.C.G. Vardell who spoke in the interest of 
Flora Macdonald College, 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS: The Home Mission 
Committee submitted the following report which was 



68 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

adopted: 

A study of the Home Mission Field reveals that 
most of the Home Mission fields have made an increase 
in their pastor's salary for 1943-44. This would mean 
an increase in their pastor's salary provided the same 
appropriations as last year be made on these fields, 

Recommendations: 

1. That the Home Mission appropriations to the 
respective Home Mission fields remain the same as 
last year, provided such appropriation does not in- 
crease the total salary to over $150.00 per month. 

2. That any salary reaching over $150.00 per month 
will have the appropriation adjusted so as to make 
the total salary the $150.00 per month. 



3. That beginning October 1, 1943, an effort be 
made to raise the total salaries of each of the Home 
Mission Workers up to $150.00 per month, and that the 
respective churches be urged to cooperate in this en- 
deavor . 

4. That the Home Mission Committee supplement 
the Synod's Religious Education Committee's appro- 
priation to the amount of $50.00 per month each for 
the Spring Lake field and the Southern Pines field, 
for the period of three months, provided the Synod's 
Committee will put a worker in each of these fields. 

5. That with the addition of Four Oaks Presby- 
terian Church to the Benson Group, the appropriations 
to said fiold be so adjusted as to bring the total 
salary for ine year up to $1800,00. 

6. That the appropriation of $68.00 be made to the 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 69 

Executive Secretary to cover this additional travel 
expense, 

7, That the Sessions of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Fayetteville and the Campbell ton Presby- 
terian Church consider Presbytery's request that ar- 
rangements be made for Miss Marie Gibert to work in 
the Calvary Field and the Campbell ton field jointly. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S.H.Fulton, Chairman 

REPORT ON NOMINATIONS; The Committee on 
Nominations made its report which was adopted. (See 
General Directory), 

REPORT OF COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND 
HIS WORK: 

Recommendations: 

1. That the calls from the Elise and Spies Chu- 
rches for the pastoral services of Rev. J.E.Ratchford, 
be approved and placed in his hands. The terms of 
the calls are Elise Church salary of #600.0(3 per year 
and free use of the manse, and Spies Church, $125.00 
per year. Both churches agree to pay an amount equiva- 
lent to seven and one-half per cent of the salary to 
the Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

2. That Shiloh and Bethel Churches be granted 
permission to secure the services of Rev. IT K.Holland 
as Stated Supply for a period of six months on terms 
agreeable to the churches and Mr. Hoi land, 

8. That the Providence Church be granted permis- 
sion to emply Rev. W. P. Robertson for a year as Stated 
Supply at a salary of $225.00 per year, and Berea 



70 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Church at a salary $125.00 per year, both churches to 
pay their part in the Annuity Fund. 

4. That Bluff Church be granted permission to 
change the terms of its call from $400.00 per year 
to $480.00 per year. 

5. That St. Pauls be granted permission to change 
the terms of its call from $2,100.00 per year to read 
$2,400.00 per year. 

6. That the Fayetteville First Church be granted 
permission to change the terms of its call to read 
$4,800,00 per year and free use of the manse, 

7. That the Highland Church be granted permis- 
sion to change the terms of its call to read $3,300.00 
per year and free use of the manse, 

8. That the pastoral relations between Rev, Eugene 
Alaxander and the Church of the Covenant and Flat 
Branch Church be dissolved* 

Respectfully submitted, 

W.Ted Jones, Chairman. 

CALLS ACCEPTED: Rev. j.E.Ratchford signified 
his acceptance of the calls from the Elise and Spies 
Churches, and the following commission was appoint- 
ed to install him as pastor: Rev.W.S. Golden, Chair- 
man; Rev. R.R.Ramsey, Rev. R.L. Prince and Ruling El- 
der W.H.Currie, with alternates Rev. H.K.Holland and 
Mr M.C. McDonald, 

REPORT ON RESOLUPIONS: The Committee on 
Resolutions made the following report which was a- 
dopted by a rising vote: 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 71 

Resolution: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville is grateful to the 
authorities of Flora Macdonald College and to the 
ladies of Red Springs Presbyterian Church for the 
privilege of meeting in the college and for the boun- 
tiful meal they have provided. We pray inat God will 
richly bless the college in its great work in train- 
ing the minds of the young women under a Christian 
environment for service to God and our country. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G.F.Kirkpatrick, Chairman, 

NEXT MEETING: An invitation from the St. Pauls 
Church was accepted for the October meeting. Rev, 
M.P.Calhoun was elected Chairman of the Program 
Committee, and Rev. W.Ted Jones was nominated for 
the Moderator of the next meeting, 

REPORT ON SESSIONAL RECORDS; The Commit- 
tee on Sessional Records made the following report 
which was adopted* 

1. That the Sessional Records of the churches not 
listed below be approved without exception, 

2e That the Sessional Records of the churches 
listed below be approved with the following excep- 
t ions: 

a, Failed to hold quarterly meetings: Grove, West- 
minster, Midway, Lumber Bridge 5 Raven Rock, Vass, 
Lakeview, Priest Hill, Fairmont, Eureka, Spence, 
Culdee, Palestine, Naomi, Buies Creek, Sardis, Pem- 
broke , 

b. Failed to record names of elders present in min- 



72 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
utes: Buies Creek, Fairmont, 

c. Failed to record all business transacted: Na- 
omi, Palestine, Fairmont, 

d. Failed to keep accurate record of baptisms: 
Naomi, Palestine, Antioch, Centre, 

e. Failed to appoint representatives to Presby- 
tery or Synod: Sunnyside, Midway, St. Pauls, Vass, 
Carthage, Priest Hill, Antioch, Cedar Rock, Eagle 
Springs, Dundarrach, Spies, Red Springs, Palestine, 
Flat Branch, Bethel, Culdee, Naomi, Pembroke, Sar- 
dis, Buies Creek, 

f. Failed to record annual statistical report: 
Benson, Vass, Centre, Spence, Culdee, Bunnlevel. 

g. Failed to have Treasurer's books examined? 
Cameron, Vass. 

h. Failed to read and approve minutes: Benson, 
Cameron, Vass, Ebernezer, Fairmont, Unity. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Cd.Calcote, Chairman. 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of today's sessions 
were read and adopted, 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer 
to meet at the call of the Moderator at the meeting 
of Synod. 

MX. Dew, Moderator. 
W.J.Huneycutt, Permanent Clerk. 

ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, NX., May 21,1943. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in 
the First Presbyterian Church at 11:00 A.M., was cal- 
led to order by the Moderator, Mr. MX. Dew, and was 
opened with prayer. 

ROLL: The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: C.M.Gibbs, F.M.Bain, D.F.Blue, P.H. 
Biddle, W.L.Foley, John M.Alexander, E.D.McMahan, 
F,L, Goodman, H.K.Holland, T.A.Guiton, F.S.Blue, J. 
E.Ratchford, J.F.Menius, -- 13. 

Ruling Elders: M.G.Ray, Galatia; N.A.Currie, 
Highland; J.M.Shaw, Lillington; M.C.Dew, Raeford; 
DX» Baker, Sherwood, -- 5. 

CALL READ: The following call for this meeting 
was read and found in order: 

Raeford, NX., May 10,1943. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, 
I hereby call Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, NX, on Fri- 
day, May 21, 1943, at 11:00 A.M., to ' transact the 
following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To receive Rev. J.F.Menius from Granville Pres- 
bytery and arrange for his installation as pastor of 
the McPherson group of churches, 

2. To dissolve the pastoral relations between Rev, 



74 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILIE PRESBYTERY 

F.M.Bain and the Galatia Church and, to grant Mr, 
Bain a letter of dismission to Wilmington Presbytery. 

3, To transact any business growing out of the a- 
bove items, 

Signed; MX, Dew, Moderator 



MINISTER RECEIVED: Rev. J.F.Menius presented 
a letter of dismission from Granville Presbytery to 
this Presbytery. After an examination as required by 
the Book of Church Order was sustained as satisfac- 
tory and the signing of the obligations as required by 
the Presbytery of its ministers, Mr.Menius was enrol- 
led as a member of this Presbytery, 

MINISTER ACCEPTS CALL: The calls from the 
McPherson group which had previously been approved 
by the Commission on the Minister and His Work were 
placed in the hands of Mr.Menius who signifed his 
acceptance of the calls and the following commissions 
were appointed to install him: at Comfort: Rev.D.F, 
Blue, Rev. F.S. Blue, Rev. C.M.Gibbs and Ruling Elder 
Charles G.Rose with Mr.N.A.Currie as alternate; at 
Sherwood and Big Rockfish: Rev.E.D.McMahan, Rev. 
D,F,Blue 5 Rev. C.M.Gibbs and the above ruling elders; 
at McPherson: Rev. John M.Alexander, Rev. W.L.Foley, 
Rev. C.M.Gibbs and Ruling Elder J.M.Shaw with Mr.O. 
L.Johnson as alternate- In each case the parts are 
to be assigned by the Commission and the pastor e- 
lect, and in each case two ministers and an elder 
are to constitute a quorum, 

MINISTER RESIGNS PASTORATE: Rev.F.M.Bain 
offered his resignation as pastor of Galatia Church. 
The church was heard from through its representative 
signifying its concurrence with Mr. Bain, though re- 
luctantly, in making this repuest. The request was 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 75 

granted, dissolving this pastoral relationship effec- 
tive June 1, 1943. 

MINISTER DISMISSED: At his own request, Rev, 
.Bain was grant e 
mington Presbytery, 



F,M,Bain was granted a letter of dismission to Wil 



VACANCY REFERRED: The vacancy occurring in 
the Chairmanship of the Stewardship Committee be- 
cause of the dismission of Rev. F.M. Bain was refer- 
red to the Nominating Committee, 

REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The Nomi- 
nating Committee made the following report which was 
adopted: 

Recommendation: 

That Rev. John M.Alexander be elected to fill the 

Stewardship Committee, 

unexpired term of Rev. F.M, Bain as Chairman of the 
Respectfully submitted, 

H.K.Holland, Chairman. 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of today's session 
were read and adopted. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer, 

M.C.Dew, Moderator. 
C.MeGibbs, Clerk, 

ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



76 MINUTES OF FAYETTEYILLE PRESBYTERY 
CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEYILLE PRESBYTERY 

Raeford 5 NX,, August 19, 1943, 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in 
the Presbyterian Church at 3:00 P.M., was called to 
order by the Moderator, Mr. MX. Dew, and was opened 
with prayer. 

ROLL: The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: C.M.Gibbs, W. J.Huneycutt, D.F.Blue, 
H.R.Poole, C.M.Voyles, F.L.Goodman, F.S.Blue, C.H. 
Storey. -- 8. 

Ruling Elders: A.AXonley, Antioch; J.H.Sutten- 
field, Bethesda; L.A.McInnis, Dundarrach; MX. Dew, 
Raeford. -- 4. 

CALL READ: The following call for this meeting 
was read and found in order: 

Raeford, NX., August 6, 1943. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, 
I hereby call a special meeting of Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery to convene in the Raeford Presbyterian Church, 
Raeford, NX., on Thursday, August 19, 1943, at 3:00 
P.M., to transact the following business, if the way 
be clear: 

1. To receive RevX.H. Storey from Wilmington 
Presbytery and arrange for his installation as pastor 
of the Bethesda Church. 

2. To dissolve the pastoral relationship existing 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 77 

between Rev. H.R.Poole and the Antioch and Dundar- 
rach Churches, and to grant Mr. Poole a letter of trans- 
fer to Norfolk Prsbytery. 

3. To transact any business growing out of the' 
above items, 

Signed:M.C.Dew, Moderator 



MINISTER RECEIVED: Rev. C. H.Storey presented 
a letter of dismission from Wilmington Presbytery to 
this Presbytery. Presbytery examined him as required 
by the Book of Church Order. The examination was 
found satisfactory, and he was enrolled as a member 
of this Presbytery after signing the obligations re- 
quired by the Presbytery of its members, 

CALL ACCEPTED: A call from the Bethesda Church 
for the pastoral services of Rev. C.H.Storey at a sal- 
ary of $1600.00 per year, free use of the manse, and 
payments to the Ministers' Annuity Fund was found in 
order, and ordered placed in his hands. Having sig- 
nified his acceptance of the call, the following Com- 
mission was appointed to install Mr. Storey as pastor 
of the Bethesda Church: Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Chairman; 
Rev. F.S. Blue, Rev. R.R. Ramsey and Ruling Elder J.H, 
Poole, 

MINISTER RESIGNS: Rev.H.R. Poole offered his 
resignation as pastor of Antioch and Dundarrach Chur- 
ches, and asked that the pastoral relationship be dis- 
solved. The churches concurred with Mr. Poole in this 
request, and the pastoral relations were dissolved. 
At his own request Mr. Poole was granted a letter 'of 
dismission to Norfolk Presbytery. 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of today's session 



78 MINUTES OF FAYETTEYILLE PRESBYTERY 
were read and adopted 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer, 



MX. Dew, Modorator. 
W.J.Huneycutt, Permanent Clerk, 

ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



Continued from Page 79 

M.D.McCrummen, born September 8, 1858; died 
March 26 , 1943. West End Church. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEYILLE PRESBYTERY 79 

IN MEMORIAM 

This page is set apart to the memory of the fol- 
lowing Ruling Elders who died during the church year- 
ending March 31, 1943, 

B.F.Truelove, died January 19, 1943, Bunnlevel 
Church, 

Edmund Lilly McNair, horn November 1854; died 
May 7, 1942, Laurel Hill Church, 

W.DeB.McEachin, died June 19, 1942= Laurinburg 
Church. 

D. A .Patterson, born March 7, 1860; died May 12, 

1942, Maxton Churcb, 

Dougald N. McMillan, born Februrary 21, 1868; died 
August 28, 1942. McMillan Church, 

Neill J.-McRimmon, Sr; , born June 26, 1866; died 
August 20, 1942, Midway Church, 

Malcolm James McNeill, born August 17, 1860; 
died September 19, 1942. Mt.Pisgah Church. 

James William Hodgin, born February 15, 1856; 
died September 29 5 1942, Red Springs Church., 

Neal A, McDonald, Sr,, born 1868, February 21, 

1943, Shiloh Church. 

John C. Stewart, born May 17, 1854; died Octo- 
ber 13, 1942, Smyrna Church, 

William Jasper Baldwin, born November 17, 1861; 
died April 12, *1942. Spies Church, 



80 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



INDEX 

Address 67 

Adjournment 72 

Called Meetings 73, 76 

Candidates Received 63 

Christian Education and Min. Relief 62 
Commission Appointed 70, 74, 77 

Communications 54 

Communion Service 63 

Defense Service Council 61 

Educational Institutions 67 
Enrollment 53, 73, 76 

Evangelism 63 

Home Missions 67 

In Memoriam 79 

Introductions 54 

Memorial Service 63 

Minister and His Work 69 
Ministers Received 54, 74, 77 

Ministers Resign 74, 77 

Nomination Committee 75 

Organization 54 

Presbyterial Sermon 63 

Program Committee 54 

Religious Education 64 

Resolutions 70 

Sandy Grove Property 61 

Sessional Records 71 

Standing Committees 62 

Stated Meeting 53 

Treasurer's Report 54 

Women's Work 66 



STATISTICAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1943. 



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STATED MEETING 
Saint Pauls Church, October 12,1943 



CALLED MEETING 
Fayetteville, NX., December 10,1943 



MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETING 
Saint Pauls Church, October 12,1943 



CALLED MEETING 
Fayetteville, N.C., December 10,1943 



TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY- THIRD STATED 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Saint Pauls, N.C., October 12. 1943. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred 
and Seventy-Third Stated Meeting in the Saint Pauls 
Presbyterian Church at 10:00 A, M., was called to or- 
der by the Moderator, Mr.MX,Dew ? and was opened 
with prayer by Rev. M.P, Calhoun. 

ROLL: The following were present and were en- 
rolled or were enrolled during the meeting of Presby- 
tery. 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, L. A.McLaurin, G.F.Kirk- 
Patrick, C.M.Gibbs, J. B. Black, W. J.Huneycutt, W.S. 
Golden, S.H.Fulton, H.G.Bedinger, M.P.Calhoun, C. 
I.Calcote, D.F.Blue, P.H.Biddle, t.W. Topping, W.L. 
Foley, C.M.Voyles, LX.LaMotte, John. M.Alexander, 
J.H.McKinnon, F.L.Goodman, W.Ted Jones, R.R.Ram- 
sey, Troy D.Mullis, H.K.Holland, T.A.Guiton, D.B.K. 
Walthall, L.L.Barr, W.P.Robertson, A.M.Keith, R.L. 
Prince, J. I. Knight, F.S.Blue, C.H.Maury, J.E.Ratch- 
ford, J.F.Menius, C.H.Storey, Ira E.Hager, S.B.M. 
Ghiselin, - 38.. 

Ruling Elders: C.A.Alford, Ashpole; T.N.Holmes, 
Barbecue; J.A.Kelly, Bensalem; Ryan McBryde, Beth- 
el, T.D. McLean, Bethesda; D.J. Bulla, Bluff; A.J. 
Bain, Bunnlevel; A.L.Keith, Cameron, J. T. McNeill, 
Cameron Hill; C.J. McDonald, Carthage; M.P.Smith, 
Cedar Rock; D.H.Wilkinson, Centre; S.Turner Fields, 
Culdee; W.K. McKay, Cypress; L.A.McInnis, Qundarrach; 
Ralph Wade, Dunn; Leander Lee, Ephesus; J.E.Bryant, 
Erwin; D.R.Guin, Eureka; Ernest G.Jones, Fairmont; 
W. A. West, Fayetteville First; Edwin Bain, Flat Branch; 
R.D.Braddy, Galatia: Edward B = Hope 5 Highland; Sam 



86 MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY. 

Billing, Jackson Springs; C.G. Priest, Lakeview; E. 
F.Murray, Laurel Hill; E.D.McMahan, Laurinburg; D, 
A. Cameron, Leaflet; Chas.Ross, Lillington; L.McK. 
Parker, Lumberton; Harry P. Goldsmith, Manly; JLB» 
McCallum, Maxton; J. M. McMillan, McMillan; G.M.Mc- 
Intyre, Midway; John P.Livingston, Montpelier; John 
Patterson, Mt.Pisgah; E.E.Perkins, Olivia; Dr. D.S. 
Currie, Parkton; C.B.Johnson, Philippi; D.A.Currie, 
Pinehurst; J.M.Pleasants, Plainview; J.J.Lee, Provi- 
dence; M.C.Dew, Raeford; Elisha Worrell, Raven Rock; 
J.A.McRae, Red Springs; J, L.T.Smith, Rex; A.L.Mon- 
roe, Spies; W. A.McCormick, St. Pauls; J. M. Bulla, Sun- 
nyside; J.L.Thompson, West End, - 51 

VISITING BRETHREN: Rev. C.R.Jenkins and Rev, 
M.O.Sommers of Granville Presbytery; Rev.S.B.M.Ghi- 
selin of Montgomery Presbytery; Rev. Ira E.Hager of 
Roanoke Presbytery; Rev. Ben Moore of Athens Presby- 
tery, were introduced to Presbytery and invited to 
sit as visiting brethren. 

ORGANIZATION: Rev.W.Ted Jones was elected Mod- 
erator and Rev.P.H.Biddle Temporary Clerk. 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: The Program Committee 
presented a printed docket which was adopted for this 
meeting of Presbytery. 

STANDING COMMITTEES: The following Standing 
Committees were appointed by the Moderator: 

Bills and Overtures: Mr. M.C.Dew, Chairman; Rev. 
S.H.Fulton and Rev. W.L.Foley. 

Resolutions: Rev. W.S. Golden, Chairman; Rev.J.E. 
Ratchford and Mr. Edward B.Hope. 

COMMUNICATIONS: The following communications 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 87 
were received and disposed of as indicated; 

a. From Mr. Edgar Hall, offering his resignation 
as a trustee of the Donalson Academy Fund. This re- 
signation was accepted and the vacancy referred to 
the Nominating Committee. 

b. From the following publications calling atten- 
tion to "Church Paper Week", October 10*17,1943. Re- 
ceived as information, 

c. From Rev, Eugene Alexander and Rev. W, C.Buch- 
anan asking to be excused from attending this meeting 
of Presbytery, These requests were granted 

d. From Rev. R.H.Stone, General Secretary of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery, asking that the Trustees of Fay- 
etteville Presbytery transfer the title to the property 
of the Cameronian Presbyterian Church, of Rocking- 
ham, N.C., to the Trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery, 
since this church is now in the bounds of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery. This request was granted and the Trustees 
of Fayetteville Presbytery so instructed, 

e. From the American Bible Society. Referred to 
the Commitee on Assembly Causes, 

f . A report from Flora Macdonald College. Refer- 
red to the Committee on Presbytery's Educational In- 
stitutions, 

g. Reports from the Commissioners to the 1943 
General Assembly, These reports were received as in- 
formation and the Commissioners commended for their 
diligence. It was noted that one of these Commission- 
ers, Rev. John M.Alexander, was the Fraternal Dele- 
gate from our Assembly to the Assembly of the Pres- 
byterian Church in the U.S. A, 



88 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

h. The letter of dismission of Rev. Robt. B.Smith 
which has been granted to him at his request dismis- 
sing him to Pee Dee Presbytery, was returned to this 
Presbytery, since Mr. Smith was and continues in for- 
eign service of the United States Government and 
could not be present to be received by said Presby- 
tery. His name therefore continues on the roll of 
Fayetteville Presbytery, 

i. Report on Vacancies was referred to the Nom- 
inating Committee. 

PRESBYTERIAL SERMON: At the request of the 
retiring Moderator, Ruling Elder MX. Dew, Rev.H.K. 
Holland preached the Presbyterial Sermon on the sub- 
ject, "The Obligation of the Christian to the Law of 
God", 

MINISTER RECEIVED: Rev.S.B.M.Ghiselin presen- 
ted a letter of dismission from Montgomery Presbytery 
to this Presbytery and Rev. Ira E.Hager presented a 
letter of dismission to this Presbytery from Roanoke 
Presbytery. After examination on the subjects required 
by the Book of Church Order had been sustained as 
satisfactory, these brethren were received and enrol- 
led in the Presbytery after signing the obligations 
required of its ministers by the Presbytery. 

MINISTER DISMISSED: Rev.M.B.Heizer asked by 
communication with the Stated Clerk for a letter of 
dismission to East Hanover Presbytery. The request 
was granted and the Stated Clerk was directed to 
forward the letter of dismission as soon as he shall 
have received an approval of this transfer from the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work of East Han- 
over Presbytery, 

REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS ON INSTALLATION: 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEYILLE PRESBYTERY 89 

The Commissions on Installation submitted their re- 
ports. The action of the Commission to install Rev, 
J.F.Menius at Comfort, Sherwood and Big Rockfish 
Churches was approved by the Presbytery and the re- 
ports of the Commissions were then admitted to the 
records of the Presbytery, These reports are as fol- 
lows: 

A, Of Rev. J.F.Menius: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery to install Rev. J.F.Menius as pastor of the 
Comfort, Sherwood and Big Rockfish Churches met 
June 6, 1943 as follows: at Comfort at 11:00 A,M,, 
at Sherwood at 4:00 P.M., and at Big Rockfish at 
8:00 P.M. At each of these churches the following 
were present: Rev.C.M.Gibbs and Ruling Elder Char- 
les G.Rose. At each church the meeting was opened 
with prayer, Rev.C.M.Gibbs preached the sermon, pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions and charged the 
pastor; and Mr .Rose charged the congregation* In each 
instance Rev. j.F.Menius was declared duly installed 
pastor in accordance with the Book of Church Order, 
subject to the approval of the Presbytery, since only 
two members of the Commission were present. The 
minutes were approved by the Commission and in each 
instance the meeting was closed with prayer and the 
benediction by Rev, J,F,Meniu$, 

CM.Gibbs, Chairman and Clerk* 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presby- 
tery to install Rev. J.F.Menius as pastor of McPherson 
Church met at McPherson Church on June 13, 1943, at 
11:00 A.M., with the following present: Rev, John M. 
Alexander, Chairman; Rev, W.L.Foley, Rev.C.M.Gibbs 
and Ruling Elder J, M. Shaw. The meeting was opened 
with prayer. Rev.C.M.Gibbs was appointed Clerk. Rev. 



90 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

John M.Alexander preached the sermon and propound- 
ed the constitutional questions. Rev.W. L.Foley char- 
ged the pastor and Rev.C.M.Gibbs charged the con- 
gregation. Rev. J.F.Menius was declared duly instal- 
led pastor of McPherson Church in accordance with 
the Book of Church Order. The minutes were approved 
and the meeting closed with prayer and the benedic- 
tion by Rev. J.F.Menius. 

John M.Alexander, Chairman 
C.M.Gibbs, Clerk 

B. Of Rev. C.H.Storey: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery to install Rev. C.H.Storey as pastor of Beth- 
esda Church met at the Bethesda Church on August 29, 
1943, at 8:00 P.M., with the following present: Rev. 
C.M.Gibbs, Chairman; Rev. Frank S. Blue, Rev. R.R.Ram- 
sey and Ruling Flder J.H.Poole. The meeting was o- 
pened with prayer and Rev.C.M.Gibbs was appointed 
Clerk. Rev.C.M.Gibbs presided and propounded the 
constitutional questions. Rev. Frank S.Blue preached 
the sermon. Rev. R.R.Ramsey charged the pastor and 
Rev.C.M.Gibbs charged the congregation. Rev.C.H. 
Storey was declared duly installed pastor of Bethesda 
Church in accordance with the Book of Church Order, 
The minutes were read and ad©pted and the meeting 
adjourned with prayer. 

C.M.Gibbs, Chairman and Clerk. 

C. Of Rev.J.E.Ratchford: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery to install Rev.J.E.Ratchford as pastor of the 
Elise and Spies Churches met at the Elise Church on 
May 16, 1943 at 8:00 P.M., and the meeting was opened 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 91 

with prayer, Present: Rev. W.S. Golden, Chairman; Rev, 
R 5 L. Prince, Rev. R.R.Ramsey and Ruling Elder Wil- 
bur Currie, Rev. R.R.- Ramsey was elected Clerk. Rev.R, 
L. Prince preached the sermon, Rev.W.S. Golden prop- 
ounded the constitutional questions to the Elise Chu- 
rch and then to the Spies Church, members of which 
Church were also present by previous arrangement, 
Rev.R.R. Ramsey charged the pastor and Ruling Elder 
Wilbur Currie charged the congregations. Rev.J.E. 
Ratchford was declared duly installed as pastor of 
both the Elise and Spies Churches. The minutes of 
the Commission were read and adopted, The Commiss- 
ion adjourned with prayer, 

W,S, Golden, Chairman 
R = R.Ramsey, Clerk 

COMMUNION SERVICE: Presbytery observed the 
Communion of the Lord's Supper, Rev.M, P. Calhoun 
and Rev.W. L.Foley presiding, 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P.M. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P.M., and was led 
in prayer, 

REPORT ON NOMINATIONS: The Committee on 
Nominations submitted its report which was adopted. 
(See General Directory), 

RESIGNATION: Mr. McKay McKinnon offered his re- 
signation as a member of the Home Mission Commit- 
tee because of difficulty in attending meetings of 
the Committee. Presbytery accepted this resignation 
and referred the vacancy to the Nominating Committee. 



92 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM: The Committee on Ev- 
angelism made a verbal report which was received 
as information and offered the following recommend- 
ations which were adopted; 

Recommendat i ons : 

1. That Presbytery hearitly endorse the Church's 
Victory Crusade. 

2. That Fayetteville Presbytery in carrying out 
the program of the Crusade use the term "Victory 
For Christ Crusade", 

3. That conferences relating to the program of 
evangelism be held in the Presbytery whenever ar- 
rangements can be made. 

4. That every church plan and conduct an evange- 
listic campaign during the year, 

5. That Presbytery at this time engage in a sea- 
son of prayer asking particularly for a stirring of 
the hearts of all our church members to a greater 
sense of obligation to become witnesses for Christ. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M.P.Calhoun, Chairman 

PRAYER FOR EVANGELISM: In accord with the 
recommendation just adopted Presbytery engaged in a 
season of prayer for our evangelistic work, Rev.A.R. 
McQueen and Rev, D. B.K.Walthall leading the prayer. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK; 
The Presbytery elected Rev. CM. Gibbs, Executive 
Secretary of the Presbytery, an ex- officio member of 



MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 93 

the Commission on the Minister and His Work and ap- 
proved the appointment of an executive committee of 
the Commission consisting of three members of the 
Commission to enable the Commission to more easily 
and conveniently carry on its work., 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS: The Committee on 
Home Missions made a verbal report which was recei- 
ved as information and offered the following recom- 
mendations which were adopted: 

Recommendations: 

1. Rev. W. S. Golden reported the difficulty in sup- 
plying the Horseshoe Presbyterian Church in Moore 
County and the Home Mission Committee recommends 
that the Stated Clerk be instructed to proceed with 
the necessary action to have this church transferred 
to Orange Presbytery where it can logically be grou- 
ped with other churches of that Presbytery, 

2 9 With reference to certain changes that have 
taken place in the Manly-Lakeview group and the Ben- 
salem group in which Culdee Church has called Rev. 
Troy D. Mull is as pastor and in so doing the Culdee 
Church is being transferred from the Bensalem group, 
which makes an adjustment of salaries necessary: We 
recommend that the sum of $13.00 for salary and $72.00 
for manse rent, a total of $85.00, be appropriated to 
the Manly-Lakeview group; and for the Bensalem group 
with Bensalem paying $980.00 per year and Eagle 
Springs $125,00 per year on pastor's salary, the Home 
Mission Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$89^.00 per year to the salary on this field. These 
appropriations are for the remainder of this church 
year ending March 31,1944. 

3. That all churches receiving Home Mission funds 



94 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

be asked to strive to raise their pastor's salary to 
$1800.00 per year and free use of manse. 

4. That the following quotas for the Home Mis- 
sion Emergency Fund be approved: 



Antioch S 


122 


Jackson Springs 


132 


Ashpole 


102 


Lakeview 


26 


Barbecue 


15 


Laurel Hill 


61 


Bensalem 


34 


Laurinburg 


735 


Benson 


15 


Leaflet 


19 


Berea 


8 


Lillington 


121 


Bethel 


48 


Lumber Bridge 


22 


Bethesda 


114 


Lumberton 


380 


Big Rockfish 


9 


Manly 


33 


Bluff 


29 


Maxton 


317 


Brownson Memo. 


50 


McMillan 


18 


Buies Creek 


2 


McPherson 


104 


Bunnlevel 


22 


McNair Memorial 


1 


Cameron 


69 


Midway 


31 


Cameron Hill 


13 


Montpelier 


65 


Campbell ton 


7 


Mt.Pisgah 


35 


Cape Fear 


4 


Mt. Tabor 


9 


Carthage 


143 


Naomi 


4 


Cedar Rock 


9 


Olivia 


65 


Centre 


36 


Palestine 


4 


Ch.in the Pines 


97 


Parkton 


57 


Ch.of the Covenant 


41 


Pembroke 


12 


Comfort 


7 


Philadelphus 


26 


Culdee 


32 


Philippi 


12 


Cypress 


19 


Pinehurst 


91 


Dundarrach 


8 


Plainview 


2 


Dunn 


193 


Priest Hill 


5 


Eagle Springs 


7 


Providence 


15 


Ebenezer 


9 


Raeford 


348 


Elise 


44 


Raven Rock 


30 


Ephesus 


21 


Red Springs 


302 


Erwin 


94 


Rex 


42 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 95 



Eureka 


$ 36 


Rowland 


$ 115 


Fairmont 


46 


Sardis 


17 


Fayetteville First 


902 


Sherwood 


22 


Flat Branch 


40 


Shiloh 


57 


Four Oaks 


6 


Smyrna 


54 


Galatia 


80 


S pence 


i 


Gibson 


27 


Spies 


_ , 


Gilmore Memo. 


3 


St. Pauls 


162 


Godwin 


51 


Sunny side 


34 


Grove 


1C 


Union 


14 


Highland 


388 


Unity 


4 


Horseshoe 


2 


Vass 


39 


Hope Mills 


8 


West End 


68 


lona 


52 


Westminster 


8 



5, That Presbytery express its sincere apprecia- 
tion to Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Presbytery's Executive Sec- 
retary, for his splendid work in the Presbytery, 

Respectfully submitted, 

S.H.Fulton, Chairman, 

REPORT ON STEWARDSHIP: The Stewardship Com- 
mittee made the following report which was adopted: 

Recommendation: 

That Presbytery accept for all benevolent causes 
for the church year 1944-45 the apportionment of 
$72,085.00, and this amount be distributed among the 
churches as follows: 



Antioch 


$ 


739 


Jackson Spri 


ings 


$1,000 


Ashpole 


1 


,124 


Lakeview 




95 


Barbecue 




95 


Laurel Hill 




499 


Bensalem 




375 


Laurinburg 




8,339 


Benson 




63 


Leaflet 




155 


Berea 




31 


Lillington 




739 



96 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Bethel 


$ 499 


Lumber Bridge 


$ 187 


Bethesda 


1,498 


Lumberton 


4,498 


Big Rockfish 


187 


Manly 


312 


Bluff 


124 


Maxton 


3,384 


Brownson Memo, 


250 


McMillan 


95 


Buies Creek 


68 


McNair Memo, 


31 


Bunn level 


220 


McPherson 


838 


Cameron 


1,250 


Midway 


312 


Cameron Hill 


124 


Montpelier 


1,000 


Campbell ton 


63 


Mt.Pisgah 


221 


Cape Fear 


63 


Mt. Tabor 


124 


Carthage 


1.498 


Naomi 


50 


Cedar Rock 


63 


Olivia 


739 


Centre 


187 


Palestine 


31 


Ch.in the Pines 


1,000 


Parkton 


156 


Ch.of the Covenant 375 


Pembroke 


220 


Comfort 


95 


Phi lade lphus 


385 


Culdee 


312 


Philippi 


47 


Cypress 


250 


Pinehurst 


441 


Dundarrach 


63 


Plainview 


22 


Dunn 


1,874 


Priest Hill 


31 


Eagle Springs 


95 


Providence 


63 


Ebenezer 


31 


Raeford 


4,374 


Elise 


407 


Raven Rock 


343 


Ephesus 


124 


Red Springs 


3,520 


Erwin 


507 


Rex 


441 


Eureka 


375 


Rowland 


1,498 


Fairmont 


124 


Sardis 


323 


Fayetteville 1st 


10,932 


Sherwood 


249 


Flat Branch 


312 


Shiloh 


593 


Four Oaks 


31 


Smyrna 


598 


Galatia 


375 


Spence 


31 


Gibson 


251 


Spies 


95 


Gilmore Memo. 


31 


St. Pauls 


1,812 


Godwin 


343 


Sunnyside 


238 


Grove 


95 


Union 


95 


Highland 


3,997 


Unity 


31 


Horseshoe 


33 


Vass 


156 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 97 

Hope Mills $ 47 West End $ 843 

Iona 688 Westminster 63 

Respectfully submitted, 

John M.Alexander, Chairman 

REPORT ON ASSEMBLY'S WORK; The Committee 
on Assembly's Work made the following report which 
was adopted. Rev. W.L.Foley, General Chairman: 

The following reports were presented by the Sub- 
Chairmen of the various causes; 

Foreign Missions 

Recommendations: 

1. That the Foreign Mission Season, January 1st 
to February 6th 1944, be observed in. all our churches 
as a time of church- wide rededication to the world 
task of Christian missions; that all our ministers be 
urged to preach frequently and fervently on missions; 
and the whole Church be called to her knees before 
God in prayer and earnest supplication for this work. 

2. That every church in the Presbytery with its 
organizations be asked to observe January 30th to 
February 6th 1944, as the Week of Praver and Self- 
Denial for Foreign Missions, and that all sessions be 
urged to arrange for supplemental offerings in the 
churches . 

3. Thai all our church organizations: men's work, 
auxiliaries, Sunday schools and young people's societi- 
es, be urged to make the largest possible use of the 
special Foreign Mission Study Season, January 1st to 
February 6th, 1944, using the theme, "Christian 
Venturing", with such books and literature as shall 



98 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

be recoinui ended by our Committee's Educational Depart- 
ment. Organizing and taking part in study classes and 
schools of missions is especially recommended. 

4. That Presbytery engage in a season of prayer 
for our foreign missionaries and for God's continued 
blessing upon our Foreign Mission Work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Troy D. Mull is, Sub- Chairman 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 

Recommendations: 

1. That Fayetteville Presbytery of the Presby- 
terian Church in the United States commend Candi- 
date Robert Abner McLean to the military authorities 
whose duty it is to assign inductees to specific tasks 
within the armed forces and respectfully petition 
that every consideration be given this young man for 
training for the chaplaincy within the armed forces. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L.C.LaMotte, Sub-Chairman 

Bible Cause 

Your Committee would report that the splendid or- 
ganization called the American Bible Society in ad- 
dition to its regular work of printing the Bible in 
well nigh every language of the World, has during the 
past year devoted special attention to the supplying 
of a Testament or Bible to every member of our armed 
forces. Special attention has been given to the dis- 
tribution of Testaments to every life boat, to the 
merchant marine and to the camps. The Gospels of 
Luke and John have been produced in Japanese and 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEYILLE PRESBYTERY 99 

are available to Japanese prisoners of war, Japanese 
interns and to the Japanese population in relocation 
camps, A New Testament in Japanese is also availa- 
ble to the above. Also as opportunity has offered, 
the Bible has been distributed to prisoners of war 
in general. 

The General Assembly has repeatedly endorsed the 
work of this Society, has placed it on the budget to 
Assembly's Causes for one percent of these offerings 
and has appointed Sunday, December 5,1943, to be ob- 
served as Bible Sunday in all our churches, We re- 
commend that the Presbytery accept and endorse all 
of the Assembly's recommendations, 

Respectfully submitted, 

D, B.K.Walthall, Sub-Chairman 

Educational Institutions 
Recommendations: 

1. That this Presbytery take due note of the 1943 
General Assembly's action in approving a special of- 
fering for the Assembly's Training School, setting 
June 25,1944, as the time for this. 

2. That each church of the Presbytery heed the 
urgent call of the Assembly's Training School for the 
full one and one-half percent asked by the Assembly 
for this cause, 

3. That every minister and local church leader 
be urged to seek out and encourage consecrated young 
people to give serious consideration to this field of 
service. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R.R.Ramsey, Sub-Chairman 



100 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Minutes of the General Assembly 

Recommendat 1 ons : 

I- That a Sub-Committee of Presbytery's Commit- 
tee on Assembly's Work consisting of Rev. D.F. Blue, 
Rev.H.G.Bedinger and Rev, W.L.Foley be instructed to 
make a study of Proposed Changes to the Book of 
Church Order, Confession of Faith and Catechisms as 
sent down to th~ Presbyteries by the last General 
Assembly and report to the next January meeting of 
Presbytery, 

2, That the ministers and ruling elders of the 
Presbytery be invited to write the Chairman, Rev.D.F. 
Blue, Wade, NX., any suggestions as to the proposed 
changes as found on pages 53-58 in the 1943 Minutes 
of the General Assembly* 

Respectfully submitted, 

D ? P,R!ite, Sub -Chairman 

The Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev, L. C. 
LaMotte in behalf of the Assembly's work, 

REPORT ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: The Commit- 
tee on Religious Education made a verbal report and 
offered the following recommendations which were 
adopted: 

Recommendat i ons ; 

1. That Presbytery express its appreciation to 

every pastor and session that last year led their 
congregation to enlist in the United Religious Educa- 
tion Advance; that Presbytery endorse heartily the 
second year of the Advance with the emphasis, "Christ- 
ian Teaching in The Home"; that every Church in the 



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Presbytery be urged to make a serious effort to en- 
list in this movement by appointing special planning 
committees to study the needs and the possibilities 
of this emphasis upon the Christian home in their con- 
gregations; and that all pastors be urged to preach 
frequently this year upon this theme- For the infor- 
mation of the Presbytery, the Committee calls atten- 
tion to the excellent free material that has been 
prepared for use in promoting this important phase of 
the Advance, This material can be secured without 
cost from the Executive Committee of Religious Edu- 
cation and Publication. 

2. That Presbytery take note of the following re- 
commendation of the 1943 General Assembly: "That 
since ninety-five percent of delinquent youth in A- 
merica are reported as not enrolled in any Sunday 
School and come largely from homes unrelated to any 
church, the Assembly calls the attention of every pas- 
tor and every church to the fact that the present up- 
surge of delinquency can best be met by a revival 
of Christ in teaching in the home, by a better qual- 
ity of teaching in our Sunday schools and by estab- 
lished new Sunday school outposts to reach groups 
that will not come to our churches/' 

3. That in view of the serious shortage of teach- 
ers in our Sunday schools as a result of wartime con- 
ditions Presbytery urges every church to make a lea- 
dership class or school available to its congregation: 

4* That Presbytery note the establishment of the 
new department of Sunday School Adminstration set up 
by the Executive Committee in Richmond on Septem- 
ber 1st with Rev Alex R,Batchelor as Director- and 
urges all the churches in the Presbytery to use the 
facilities of this new department. The Executive Com- 
mittee advises that the new department and its direc- 



102 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

tor will be available to any local church needing 
help in organizing its Sunday School or in adminis- 
tering the Sunday School program, 

Respectfully submitted, 

H.K.Holland, Chairman, 

REPORT ON SYNOD'S WORK: The Committee on 
Synod's Work of which Rev, CM. Voyles is Chairman, 
made a verbal report which was received as informa- 
tion. 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER 
AND HIS WORK: The Commission on the Minister and 
His Work made the following report which was con- 
cluded by the action of Presbytery: 

Your Commission on the Minister and His Work 
would report as follows: 

Since the last meeting of Presbytery seven minis- 
ters have been approved for work in vacant churches 
of the Presbytery. Calls have been issued to all 
these ministers, three of whom have accepted the calls 
and are at work in the Presbytery, namely: 

Rev.S.B.M.Ghiselin in the Olivia group, Rev.C.H. 
Story at Bethesda, and Rev. Ira E.Hager in the Flat 
Branch group. Rev. Thompson E.Davis has accepted the 
call to the Brownson Memorial Church and will begin 
his work there at an early date. Calls to three ot- 
her ministers are now in their hands for their con- 
sideration. 

Your Commission, on the recommendation of the 
Home Mission Committee, has transferred the Culdee 
Church from the Bensalem group to the Manly-Lakeview 
group and has granted the request of the Culdee Church 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 103 

to be allowed to call Rev, Troy D, Mullis for his 

pastoral services for this church along with the Lake- 
view and Manly Churches. This call has been issued, 
at a salary of $600.00 per year, found in order by the 
Commission, and we recommend that it be placed in Mr. 
Mullis' hands. 

We also recommend that Rev. R> L.Alexander be 
granted another year of absence from the Lumberton 
Church as requested by the Church while Mr. Alexan- 
der continues to serve in the armed forces of our 
country and that Rev. Ben Moore be allowed to serve 
for this period of twelve months as Stated Supply of 
the Lumberton Church. We further recommend: 

1. That the Bluff, McMillan, Godwin, and Sunnyside 
Churches be permitted to increase the amount of their 
pastor's salary by $45.00 each per year, an increase 
of $180,00 for the field, bringing the total salary to 
$1800.00 per year and manse, and that these churches 
be heartily commended for this action, 

2. That the Hope Mills Church be transferred from 
the Galatia Group to the Parkton group and that Rev. 
T.A.Guiton be permitted to serve the Hope Mills Chu- 
rch as Stated Supply for one year. 

3. That the Lumber Bridge Church be placed in 
the Galatia group, 

4. That Rev. Frank S. Blue be permitted to serve 
the Sardis group as Stated Supply for a period of 
one year. 

5. That Rev. S.B.M.Ghiselin be permitted to serve 
the Olivia group as Stated Supply for a period of 
six months. 



104 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

That the calls for the pastoral services of Rev. 
Ira E.Hager from the Church of the Covenant at a 
salary of $500.00 per year and free use of the' manse, 
Flat Branch Church at a salary of $900.00 per year 
and Raven Rock at a salary of $400.00 per year be 
found in order and placed in his hands. 

1, That al] communications regarding vacant chu- 
rches supplies and prospective pastors he directed to 
the office of the Executive Secretary of the Presby- 
tery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W.Ted Jones, Chairman, 

CALLS ACCEPTED; Rev. Troy D.Mullis signified 
his acceptance of the call from the Culdee Church to 
become effective November 1,1943. The following com- 
mission was appointed to install Mr.Mullis as pastor 
of Culdee Church: Rev. W.S. Golden, Chairman; Rev.R. 
B. Ramsey. Rev. R.L. Prince and Ruling Elder J. Bruce 
Cameron with alternates Rev.C.M.Voyles and Mr.C.G. 
Priest. Rev, Ira E.Hager signified his acceptance of 
the calls from the Church of the Covenant, Flat Branch 
and Raven Rock Churches and the Presbytery directed 
that the Commission on the Minister and His Work ar- 
range for the installation of Mr.Hager. 

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Presbytery accepted 
an invitation from the Raeford Church for the next 
stated meeting of Presbytery. 

PRINTING OF RECOMMENDATIONS: Presbytery di- 
rected the Stated Clerk to have copies made of the re- 
commendations adopted at this meeting of Presbytery 
and mailed to each minister, 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Rev. H.K.Holland was elec- 
ted Chairman of the Program Committee for the next 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY i 

meeting of Presbyter}". 

MODERATOR NOMINATED: Rev.P.H.Bidble was 
nominated for Moderator of the next stated meeting 
of Presbytery, 

REPORT ON RESOLUTIONS- The Committee on 
Resolutions made the following report which was a- 
dopted by a rising vote: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville hereby expres 

hearty thanks to the pastor and members of the St. 
Pauls Church for their gracious hospitality during 
this meeting of Presbytery. We would especialy ex- 
press our appreciation of the delightful dinner ser- 
ved by the ladies of the Church, and also of the Com- 
munion Service so impressively conducted by the pas- 
tor and session. We felt inspired and blessed by this 
service to a very great degree, and trust that all our 
Communion Services may be of equal impress iveness, 
dignity and beauty. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W.S, Golden, Chairman- 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of today's sessions 
^ere read and adopted , 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with the 
singing of a hymn and prayer to meet January 11,1944, 
in the Raeford Presbyterian Church, Raeford, N.C. , at 
10:00 A.M. 

W.Ted Jones, Moderator 

W« J.Huneycutt, Permanent Clerk 

ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



106 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
Fayetteville, N.C., December 10, 1943 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in 
the Highland Church at 3:00P.M. was called to order 
by the Moderator, Rev. W.Ted Jones, and was opened 
with prayer, 

ROLL: The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, C.M.Gibbs, D.F.Blue, L. 
W. Topping, F.L.Goodman, R.R.Ramsey, Troy D. Mull is, 
H.K.Holland, j. I. Knight, F.S.Blue, J.F.Menius, S.B. 
M.Ghiselin, Thompson £ 8 Davis. - 13, 

Ruling Elders: Edward B.Hope, Highland; Sam Dil- 
ling, Jackson Springs. - 2. 

CALL READ: The following call for this meeting 
was read and found in order: 

Fayetteville, NX,, November 29,1943. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, 
I hereby call Fayetteville Presbytery to meet at the 
Highland Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N.C., on 
Friday, December 10,1943, at 3:00 P.M., to transact 
the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relations between Rev, 
W.Ted Jones and the Highland Church, and to grant 
Mr. Jones a letter of transfer to Suwannee Presbytery. 

2. To receive Rev. Thompson E.Davis from Chero- 
kee Presbytery and arrange for his installation as 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 107 
pastor of Brownson Memorial Church, 

3. To decide upon a change of place of meeting 
for the January meeting of Presbytery. (Note: This 
is necessary because of the fire at the Raeford 
Church, Presbytery will need an invitation,) 

4. To act upon a report of the Nominating Commi- 
ttee to elect another member and chairman of the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work, 

5. To transact any business growing out of the 
above items. 

Signed: W.Ted Jones, Moderator, 
Fayettevi 1 J e Presbytery 



MINISTER RESIGNS' At the request of the Moder- 
ator, Rev. W. Ted Jones, Rev, Troy D.Mullis, the last 
past Moderator present, took the Moderator's place 
and presided, Rev. W.Ted Jones offered his resignation 
as pastor of the Highland Church, and requested that 
the pastoral relations between himself and the church 
be dissolved, It was reported by the representative 
from the church that the church concurred with Mr, 
Jones in this request. The request was granted and 
the pastoral relations dissolved, At his own request 
Mr. Jones was granted a letter of transfer to Siw 
nee Presbytery. Presbytery was lea in prayer by Rev. 
RAR. Ramsey for the blessing of God upon both the 
Highland Church and Rev -W.Ted Jones. 

MINISTER RECEIVED: Rev. Thompson E.Davis pre- 
sented a letter of transfer from Cherokee Presbytery 
to this Presbytery, Mr. Davis was examined as required 
by the Book of Church Order. The examination was 
approved as satisfactory and Mr. Davis was enrolled 
as a member of this Presbytery after signing the ob- 



108 MINUTES OF FAYETT.EVILLE PRESBYTERY 

ligations required by the Presbytery of its ministers. 

CALL ACCEPTED: A call from the Brownson Memo- 
rial Church for the pastoral services of Rev. Thompson 
E.Davis at a salary of $1200.00 per year, free use of 
the manse and the payment of a sum equal to seven 
and one half percent of the salary to the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund was found in order and placed in the 
hands of Mr. Davis, who signified his acceptance of 
the call. The following commission was appointed to 
install Mr. Davis as pastor of the Brownson Memorial 
Church: Rev. R.R.Ramsey, Chairman; Rev. John M.Alex- 
ander, Rev. W.S. Golden and Ruling Elders John R. Mc- 
Queen and J, Talbot Johnson, with alternates Rev.R, 
L. Prince and Mr.W.H.Currie. Two ministers and one 
elder are to constitute a quorum. 

NEXT STATED MEETING: Due to damage to the 
Raeford Church by fire, it became necessary to change 
the place of the January meeting of Presbytery. An 
invitation from the West End Church was accepted for 

this meeting, 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: Rev. 
J. F. Men i us was elected as Chairman of the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work, filling the vacancy 
caused by the removal of Rev, W, Ted Jones. 

PRESBYTERY SPEAKER: The Program Committee 
was instructed to make an effort to secure Rev. P. 
Frank Price, a retired missionary to China, to preach 
the Presbyterial sermon at the January meeting of 
Presbytery. 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Rev. K.R.Ramsey was elec- 
ted Chairman of the Program Committee for the Jan- 
uary meeting in the place of Rev. H.K.Holland. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 109 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of today's session 
were read and adopted. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer 
by Rev.T.A.Guiton. 



Troy D. Mull is, Moderator, 

Fc L.Goodman, Temporary Clerk 

ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs Stated Clerk. 



110 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



INDEX 

Address 108 

Adjournment 105 

Assembly's Work 97 

Called Meeting 106 

Commission Appointed 104, 108 

Communications 86 

Communion Service 91 

Enrollment 85, 106 

Evangelism 92 

Home Missions , 91, 93 

Introductions '-■'" 86 

Installations 89 
Minister and His Work 82, 102, 108 

Minister Dismissed 88 

Minister Received 88, 107 

Minister Resigns 107 

Moderator Nominated 105 

Nominations 91 

Organization 86 

Presbyterial Sermon 88 

Program Committee 104, 108 

Standing Committees 86 

Stated Meeting 85 

Stewardship 95 



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FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETING 

West End, N.C., January 11,1944 

CALLED MEETING 

Fayetteville, N.C., March 6,1944 
Fayesteville, N.N., April 3,1944 



MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETING 
West End, N.C., January 11,1944 



CALLED MEETING 

Fayetteville, NX., March 6,1944 
Fayesteville, N.N., April 3,1944 



TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FOURTH STATED 
SESSIONS OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



West End, NX., January 11,1944, 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred 
and Seventy- fourth Stated Sessions in the West End 
Presbyterian Church at 10:00 A.M., was called to or- 
der by the last Moderator present, Rev. F.L.Goodman, 
and was opened with prayer by Rev. John M.Alexander. 

ROLL; The following were present and enrolled 
or were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: C.G.Vardell, A. R. McQueen, L.A.McLau- 
rin, G.F.Kirkpatrick, C.M.Gibbs, W.J.Huneycutt, W.S. 
Golden, M.P.Calhoun, D.F.Blue, P.H.Biddle, L.W.Top- 
ping, W.L.Foley, C.M.Voyles, L.C.LaMotte, John M 
Alexander, E.D.McMahan, John H.McKinnon, F.L.Good 
man, R.R.Ramsey, Troy D. Mull is, H.K.Holland, To A 
Guiton, L.L.Barr, W.P.Robertson, J, I. Knight, J.E 
Ratchford, C.H.Storey, S.B.M.Ghiselin, Thompson E 
Davis. - 29, 

Ruling Elders: A. M. McEachern, Antioch; N.A. 
Clark, Bethel; J.H.Suttenfield, Bethesda; C.A.Pre- 
vost, Carthage; A. L. Campbell, Centre; W.B.Calhoun, 
Church in the Pines; Addison McKenzie, Culdee;R,L, 
Remsburg, Dunn; D.D.McCrimmon, Elise; D.C. Holder, 
Ephesus E.G.Jones, Fairmont; L. C.Hubbard, Sr., Fay- 
etteville First; J.M.Wilson, Highland; F.M.Davis, 
lona; Sam Dil ling, Jackson Springs; H,F s Monroe, Lau- 
rel Hill; H.W.Malloy, Laurinburg; O.L.Johnson, Lil- 
lington; Francis Coxe, Maxton; Johnny Patterson, Mt. 
Pisgah; D.E.Graham, Olivia; C.T. Pleasant, Plainview; 
Edgar Hal I ,Raeford; S.L.Adams, Rowland; C.D.Tho- 
mas, Shiloh; D.C.Stewart, Smyrna; J.S.McLauchlin, 



114 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Union; W.F Alexander. Vass. - 28. 

ORGANIZATION: Rev.P. H.Biddle was elected Mod- 
erator, and Rev.R.H. Ratchford, Temporary Clerk. 

REPORT OF PROGRAM COMMITTEE: The Program 
Committee presented a printed report which was a- 
dopted as the docket for this meeting. 

STANDING COMMITTEES: The following Standing 
Committees were apointed: 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. John M.Alexander, Chair- 
man: Rev.L. A.McLaurin, and Mr, J.M.Wilson. 

Resolutions: Rev. W.L.Foley, Chairman; Rev.Y/.P, 
Robertson and Mr. O.L.Johnson, 

REQUESTS GRANTED: Rev. J.F.Menius and Rev.C. 
H.Maury asked to be excused from attending this meet- 
ing of Presbytery. These requests was granted, 

VISITORS INTRODUCED: The following visitors 
were introduced and invited to sit as visiting breth- 
ren: Rev. James L. Grazier, Donegal Presbytery of the 
Presbyterian Church U.S.A. , Rev. P.Frank Price, Mont- 
gomery Presbytery; Rev. W, H.Brown of the Methodist 
Church, 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE: In the absence 
of Mr. Edwin Morgan, Chairman of the Special Commi- 
ttee on Flora Macdonald College, Presbytery heard 
Rev.C. G.Vardell and Rev.W.S. Golden in behalf of the 
College. Presbytery adopted the following resolution 
of thanks to Mr. Edwin Morgan, Chairman of the Board 
of Trustees of Flora Macdonald College, for nis splendid 
work in behalf of the College, and to Dr. C. G.Vardell 
for his long and faithful service as President of this 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 115 

Institution, 

Resolution; 

Whereas, Mr. Edwin Morgan has rendered splendid 
service as President of the Board of Trustees of 
Flora Macdonald College, and has been of wonderful 
help to the College in the large reduction of the 
indebtedness, giving unselfishly of his time, money 
and wise leadership: 

Therefore be it resolved that the Presbytery of 
Fayetteville hereby express its appreciation and 
sincere thanks to him for this service, and pray God's 
continuing blessing upon him. 

Resolution: 

Be it resolved by the Presbytery of Fayetteville, 
that the Presbytery go on record, at this time in ex- 
pressing its thanks and appreciation to Dr. Charles G, 
Vardell for his long distinguished service to Flora 
Macdonald College, and for his continuing interest 
in the college, especially his great work toward in- 
creasing the endowment at this time, May God streng- 
then and sustain him, 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM: The Committee on E- 
vangelism made a verbal report which was received 
as information, and the following recommendation 
was adopted: 

Recommendat i on : 

That the Committee on Evangelism be authorized 
to arrange a conference on Evangelism at a time when 
Rev. H.H.Thompson, General Assembly's Director of E- 
vangelisni, can visit our Presbytery, 



116 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

REPORT ON ASSEMBLY'S MINUTES: The Commit- 
tee on Assembly's minutes made the following report 
which was adopted: 

Recommedat i ons : 

1. That the proposed changes in the Book of Church 
Order regarding the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work be approved. 

2. That the proposed changes in the Book of Church 
Order regarding representatives to the General Assem- 
bly be disapproved. 

3. That the recommendations in regard to changes 
in the Confession of Faith be placed on the docket 
for the April meeting of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W.L.Foley, Chairman. 

PRESBYTERIAL SERMON: The retiring Moderator, 
Rev. W.Ted Jones, having removed to another Presby- 
tery, the sermon was preached by Rev. P. Frank Price, 
a returned missionary to China, on the subject, "A 
Two-fold Prayer and A Two-fold Answer", 

COMMUNION SERVICE: Presbvtery observed the 
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, Rev. R.R.Ramsey, 
Rev. C.H.Storey and Thompson E.Davis presiding. 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess until 2:30 P.M. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:30 P.M., and was led 
in prayer by Rev. M.P.Calhoun. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 117 

TRIBUTE: Rev. A.R. McQueen was heard in a tribute 
of appreciation of the life and Christian service of 
the late M.C. McDonald, a former Ruling Elder of the 
West End Church, 

REPORT ON NOMINATIONS: The Committee on Nom- 
inations recommended that the subject for the Presby- 
terial Sermon at the April meeting be "The Security 
of the Believer," The recommendation was adopted, 

RESIGNATION OF TRUSTEE: Rev.L.A.McLaurin, 
offered his resignation as a Trustee of the Donald- 
son Fund, which resignation was accepted, and Rev. 
C.M.Gibbs was elected to fill the vacancy. 

REPORT ON STEWARDSHIP: The Committee on 
Stewardship made the following recommendations which 
were adopted; 

Recommendat i ons : 

1-. That March 5,1944, be designated Every Member 
Canvass Day and that every congregation be urged to 
raise in full the quota assigned for benevolences and 
self-support, 

2. That March 26, 1944, be observed as "Pay-Up-Day' r 
where all members are requested to complete the pay- 
ment of all pledges made for the church year. 

3. That churches be earnestly requested to accept 
in full the apportionments asked by the Presbytery. 

4. That the churches be urged to send benevolent 
funds to the Central Treasurer for distribution, and 
where funds are not so sent that the churches adhere 
strictly to the percentages adopted in the distribu- 
tion to the several causes. 



118 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

5. That Presbytery adopt the same percentages of 
distribution for the year 1944-45 as those for the 
year 1943-44 which are as follows: 

ASSEMBLY'S CAUSES 

Foreign Missions 
Assembly's Home Missions 
C.E. and M.R. 
Religious Ed. and Pub. 
Assembly's Training School 
Bible Cause 



25.2% 


13,8 


6.0 


2.25 


,75 


.5 



48.50 



SYNOD'S AND ASSEMBLY'S CAUSES 



Synod's Home Missions 
Orphans ' Home 
Educational Institutions 
Union Theological Seminary 
Presbytery's Home Missions 
Religious Education in Synod 
Presbytery's Religious Education 



10.5 


8.5 


12.5 


1.5 


15.0 


3.0 


0.5 



51.50 



48.50% 



51.50 

100.00% 

6. That Presbytery approve the arrangement of 
district conferences of Pastors and Deacons in the 
interest of our Every Member Canvass, and that the 
places and dates be determined by the Stewardship 
Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John M.Alexander, Chairman 



MINUTES OF FAYETTETILLE PRESBYTERY 119 

REPORT ON INSTALLATIONS: The following re- 
ports of Commissions on Installations were submitted 
and admitted to the records of Presbytery: 

Of Rev. Ira E.Hager: 

The Commission appointed by Presbytery to install 
Rev. Ira E Hager as pastor of the Raven Rock Church 
met at the church on Sunday, December 5, 1943. Those 
present were Rev. W.Ted Jones, Rev. A.M.Keith, and 
Ruling Elder S. H.McPnerson. The meeting was opened 
with prayer by Mr.McPherson. Rev. A. M.Keith presided, 
propounded the constitutional questions and charged 
the congregation. Rev. W.Ted Jones preached the ser- 
mon and charged the pastor, Mr. Hager was declared 
regularly elected and installed pastor of the Raven 
Rock in accord with the Book of Church Order. The 
minutes of the Commission were adopted and the meet- 
ing adjourned with prayer. 

A.M.Keith, Chairman and Clerk, 

The Commission appointed to install Rev, Ira E. 
Hager at the Church of the Covenant, Manchester, N. 
C.,met at the church on Decembtr 5,1943, at 8;00 P. 
M., with the following present: Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Chair- 
man; Rev. W.Ted Jones, Rev.P.H.Biddle and Ruling El* 
der J.M.Wilson. The meeting was opened with prayer. 
Rev.C.M.Gibbs presided, propounded the constitutional 
questions and charged the congregation; Rev. W.Ted 
Jones preached the sermon and Rev.P.H.Biddle charged 
the pastor. Rev. Ira E.Hager was declared installed 
pastor of the Church of the Covenant in accordance 
with the Book of Church Order. The minutes of the 
Commission were read and approved. The meeting ad- 
journed with the benediction by Rev. Ira E.Hager, 

C.M.Gibbs, Chairman and Clerk, 



120 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. Ira E. 
Hager as pastor of the Flat Branch Church met at the 
church on December 28,1943, at 8:00 P.M., with the 
following present:Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Chairman;- Rev.J.F. 
Menius, Rev.W. L.Foley and Ruling Elder O.L.Johnson. 
The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev.C.M.Gibbs 
presided, preached the sermon and propounded the con- 
stitutional questions; Rev. J. F. Menius charged the 
pastor, and Rev.W. L. Foley charged the congregation. 
Rev. Ira E.Hager was declared installed pastor of the 
Flat Branch Church in accordance with the Book of 
Church Order. The minutes were adopted. The meet- 
ing was closed with the benediction by Rev. Ira E, 
Hager. 

C.M.Gibbs, Chairman and Clerk. 

Of Rev. Troy D. Mull is: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery to install Rev. Troy D. Mull is as pastor of the 
Culdee Presbyterian Church of West End, N.C., met 
at the Culdee Church at 8:00 P.M,, November 7, 1943. 
Present: Rev.W. S. Golden, Chairman, Rev.Roscoe Pri- 
nce, Rev. R.R.Ramsey and Ruling Elder J.Bruce Cam- 
eron. The Commission was opened with prayer, Rev< 
Roscoe Prince preached the sermon. Rev. W.S. Golden, 
Chairman, propounded the Constitutional Questions, 
which were answered in the affirmative by the pastor 
and people . Rev. R.R = Ramsey charged the pastor, and 
Ruling Elder J. Bruce Cameron charged the people. 
The minutes were read and approved and the meeting 
closed with prayer. 

W,S. Golden, Chairman, 
R.R.Ramsey, Clerk. 

Of Rev. Thompson E. Davis: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presby- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEYILLE PRESBYTERY 121 

tery to install Rev, Thompson E.Davis as pastor of the 
Brownson Memorial Church at 8:00 P.M., December 26, 
1943, Present: Rev, R.R.Ramsey, Chairman, Rev.C.H. 
Storey, and Elder J. Talbot Johnson, The Commission 
was organized and opened with prayer. Dr. C.H. Storey 
preached the sermon. Rev. R.R.Ramsey propounded the 
Constitutional Questions to the pastor and to the con- 
gregation. These questions were answered in the af- 
firmative. Ruling Elder J.Talbot Johnson charged the 
pastor and Rev. R.R.Ramsey charged the congregation. 
The Minutes were read and approved and the meeting 
of the Commission was closed with prayer, 

R.R.Ramsey, Chairman and Clerk, 

REPORT ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: The Commit- 
tee on Religious Education made a verbal report which 
was received as information, 

REPORT ON RESOLUTIONS: The Committee on Re- 
solutions made the following report which was adopted 
by a rising vote: 

Resolution: 

Be it resolved that Presbytery express its thanks 
to the pastor and congregation of West End Presby- 
terian Church for their generous hospitality and gra- 
cious entertainment at this meeting of Presbytery; es- 
pecially to the ladies of the church for the deli- 
cious lunch, and to Mr. Sinclair and the school author- 
ities for the use of their dining room facilities. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W.L.Foley, Chairman, 

NEXT MEETING: An invitation from Smyrna Church 
was accepted for the next meeting of Presbytery. Rev. PL 



122 MINUTES OF FAYETTEYILLE PRESBYTERY 

K.Holland was nominated for Moderator and Rev.G.F, 
Firkpatrick, was elected chairman of the Program Com- 
mjttee for the April meeting. 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 
The following Commissioners to the 1944 General As- 
sembly were elected: 

Principals 

Ministers: H.K.Holland, C.H.Storey, F.L. Goodman, 
T.A.Guiton. 

Ruling Elders: K. A. McDonald, H.C.Cousar, H.C. 
Cameron, Dan Stewart, 

Alternates 

Ministers: G.F.Kirkpatrick, A.M.Keith, L.L.Barr, 

Eugene Alexander, 

Ruling Elders: C.C. Underwood, Alex McNeill, C. 
A.Prevost, Carl Alford. 

MINUTES READ: The Minutes of today's sessions 
were read and adopted, 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned to meet in 
an adjourned meeting on February 7, 1944, at 3:30 P. 
M.> at the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, 
N.C. 

P.H.Biddle, Moderator. 

W. J.Huneycutt, Permanent Clerk. 

ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 123 



ADJOURNED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILL 
PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, NX., February 7, 1944. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in adjourned session 
in the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, North 
Carolina, at 3:30 P.M., was called to order by the 
Moderator, Rev.P.H.Biddle. The meeting was opened 
with prayer. 

ROLL: The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: C.G.Vardell. G.F.Kirkpatrick, CM. 
Gibbs, W.SXolden, S.H.Fulton, H.G.Bedinger, M.P. 
Calhoun, D.F.Blue, P.H.Biddle, L.W.Topping, L.C 
LaMotte, John M.Alexander, John H.McKinnon, F.L. 
Goodman, R.R.Ramsey, Troy D.Mullis, H.K.Holland, 
T.A.Guiton, L.L,Barr, J. I, Knight, J.E.Ratchford, J. 
F. Men i us , S.B.M.Ghiselin, Thompson E.Davis, - 22, 

Ruling Elders: W. A.McCorniick, Iona; W.E.McCal- 
lum, Rowland, - 2, 

MINISTER RESIGNS: The Commission on the Min- 
ister and His Work presented at his request the re« 
signation of Rev. L.W.Topping as pastor of the Rowland 
and Iona Churches. The representatives of these 
churches reported that the congregations had reluc- 
tantly concurred with Mr, Topping in his request for 
a dissolution of the pastoral relationship between 
himself and the churches. The request was granted 
and the pastoral relations were dissolved. Rev.L.W. 
Topping was granted at his request a letter of dis- 
mission to Atlanta Presbytery, 



124 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

REPORT OF THE STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE: The 
Stewardship Committee submitted the following recom- 
mendations which were adopted; 

Recommendations: 

1. That, in view of the difficulty of travel, the 
former action of the Presbytery providing for the hold- 
ing of conferences on stewardship be rescinded, 

2. That the Presbytery accept as its quota for the 
1944 Mothers' Day Offering $3,262.00 for the work of 
the Defense Service Council and that this be appor- 
tioned to the churches as follows; 



Antioch $ 32 

Ashpole 49 

Barbecue 4 

Bensalem 16 

Benson 3 

Berea 2 

Bethel 21 

Bethesda 64 

Big Rockfish 7 

Bluff 5 

Brownson Memo, 13 

Buies Creek 2 

Bunnlevel 9 

Cameron 35 

Cameron Hill 5 
Campbell ton 

Cape Fear 2 

Carthage 64 

Cedar Rock 2 

Centre 8 

Ch.in the Pines 42 
Ch.of the Covenant 17 

Coats 2 



Jackson Spr. $ 42 

Lakeview 4 

Laurel Hill 21 

Laurinburg 355 

Leaflet 7 

Lillington 32 

Lumber Bridge 7 

Lumberton 290 

Manly 13 

Maxton 186 

McMillan 4 

McNair Memo. 2 

McPherson 38 

Midway 13 

Montpelier 42 

Mt.Pisgah 9 

Mt. Tabor 5 

Naomi 2 

Olivia 32 

Palestine 2 

Parkton 27 

Pembroke 9 

Philadelphus 16 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEYILLE PRESBYTERY 125 



Comforts 


4 


Philippi 


$ 2 


Culdee 


13 


Pinehurst 


21 


Cypress 


11 


Plainview 


1 


Dundarrach 


2 


Priest Hill 


2 


Dunn 


80 


Providence 


2 


Eagle Springs 


4 


Raeford 


186 


Ebenezer 


2 


Raven Rock 


14 


Elise 


18 


Red Springs 


158 


Ephesus 


5 


Rex 


19 


Erwin 


21 


Rowland 


63 


Eureka 


17 


Sardis 


13 


Fairmont 


5 


Sherwood 


11 


Fayettevill* 1st 


464 


Shiloh 


26 


Flat Branch 


13 


Smyrna 


26 


Four Oaks 


2 


Spence 


2 


Galatia 


17 


Spies 


4 


Gibson 


11 


St. Pauls 


78 


Qilmore Meraoria 


12 


Sunnyside 


11 


Godwin 


15 


Union 


4 


Grove 


4 


Unity 


2 


Highland 


270 


Vass 


4 


Hope Mills 


2 


West End 


37 


riorseshbe 


2 


Westminster 


2 


lona 


37 







Respectfully submitted, 
John M, Alexander, Chairman 

REPORT OF TRUSTEES 1 : The Trustees of Fayette- 
ville Presbytery reported that a deed conveying the 
Cameronian Church property to the Trustees of Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery had been signed and delivered on 
January 24, 1944, by them to the Trustees of Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery, The report was adopted, 

CANDIDATE TRANSFERRED: At his request, a 
letter of transfer to Norfolk Presbytery was granted 
to Mr, James B.McLeod, a candidate for the ministry 



126 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILIE PRESBYTERY 

under the care of this Presbytery. 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of today's session 
were read and adopted. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer, 

P.H.Biddle, Moderator 
C.M.Gibbs, Clerk 

ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs, Stated Clerk 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 127 

CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
Fayetteville, N.C., March 6,1944 

Fayet tevi lie Presbytery met in called session in 
the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N.C., 
at 3:00 P.M., was called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev.P.H.Biddle, and was opened with prayer. 

ROLL: The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: C.M.Gibbs, W.S. Golden, S.H.Fulton, 
H.G.Bedinger, M, P. Calhoun, D„F.Blue, P.H.Biddle, 
W.L.Foley, John M .Alexander, John H.McKinnon, F.L. 
Goodman, R.R.Ramsey, Troy D. Mull is, ILK, Holland, 
L.L.Barr, A.M.Keith, J. I. Knight, F. S. Blue, J.F. 
Menius, Ira E.Hager, Thompson E.Davis, -21 

Ruling Elders; 0. L.Johnson, Lillington, - 1 

CALL READ: The following call for this meeting 
was read and found in order: 

Broadway, NX., February 21,1944, 

The constitutional requirements having been met, 
I hereby call Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in 
called session in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Fayetteville, N.C., on March 6,1944, at 3:00 P.M., 
to transact the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relations existing be- 
tween Rev. W.L.Foley and the Lillington Church, 

2. To grant Rev, W.L.Foley a letter of dismission 
to Lexington Presbytery. 



128 MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLEPRESBYTERY 

3, To transact any business growing out of the 
above items, 

Signed: P.H.Biddle, Moderator, 
Fayetteville Presbytery 

RESIGNATION OF REV.W.L. FOLEY: Rev.W.L.Fo- 

ley offered his resignation as pastor of the Li 1 ling- 
ton Church. The church through its representatives 
signified its reluctant concurrence in this request, 
The request was granted and the pastoral relationship 
was dissolved to take effect April 1,1944, At his re- 
quest Mr. Foley was granted a letter of transfer to 
Lexington Presbytery, 

MINUTES READ; The minutes of today's session 
were read and adopted. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

P.H.Biddle, Moderator 
C.M.Gibbs, Clerk 

ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs, Stated Clerk 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 129 
CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N.C., April 3,1944 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in 
the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N.C., 
at 3:30 P.M., was called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev.P.H.Biddle, and was opened with prayer, 

ROLL: The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers. G.F.Kirkpatrick, C.M.Gibbs, W.J.Hun- 
eycutt, W.S. Golden, S.H.Fulton, M.P.Calhoun, D.F. 
Blue, P.H.Biddle, John M.Alexander, John H.McKin- 
non, F.L.Goodman, H.K.Holland, T.A.Guiton, J.F< 
Menius, C.H. Storey, Ira E.Hager, S.B.M. Ghiselin, 
Thompson E.Davis. -18. 

Ruling Elders; W. A. West, Fayetteville Firsts - I. 

CALL READ: The following call for this meeting- 
was read and found in order: 

Broadway, NX-, March 20,1944 

The constitutional requirements having been met, 
I hereby call Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N.C., on 
April 3,1944, at 3:30 P.M., to transact the following 
business, if the way be clear: 

1. To receive and act on a report of the Steward- 
ship Committee. 

2. To act on the proposed amendments to the Con- 



130 MINUTES OF PAYETTBVILLE PRESBYTERY 
fession of Faith and the Catechisms. 



Q T^ o^f 



U a 



o act on the suggested revision of the Book of 



Church Order, 

4, To transact any business growing out of the a- 
bove items. 

Signed: P.H.Biddle, Moderator, 

Fayetteville Presbytery, 

REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE: The fol- 
lowing report of the Stewardship Committee was re- 
ceived and adopted: 

OVERTURE TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

The General Assembly has repeatedly urged Pres- 
byteries and churches to conform to the budget ask- 
ings and to accept the percentages of distribution 
which have been approved for the Assembly's causes. 
But at the same time the Assembly makes this diffi- 
cult, if not impossible, by the many special appeals 
which it sends down to our people. 

The Assembly last year ordered the following col- 
lections in addition to the budget appropriations: Mon- 
treat, Rally Day for Sunday School Extension, Home 
Mission Self-denial and Home Mission Emergency, Joy 
Gift for Ministerial Relief, Foreign Mission Self-de- 
nial, War Relief for Overseas Relief and Reconstruc- 
tion, and the Defense Service Council. In addition 
to these we have the Auxiliary Birthday, Orphans' 
Homes and Synod's and Presbytery's Home Missions, 
Educational Instntutions, and possibly others. Then 
the Assembly has committees on Evangelism and on 
Radio which are not now permanently financed. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 131 

In these days when changes take place rapidly, 
when new needs arise quickly, the present procedure 
of the Assembly is cumbersome and ineffective. This 
Assembly which meets in May, 1944, makes plans for 
a church year beginning April 1, 1955, and ending 
March 31,1946. The Assembly should make its plan- 
ning effective immediately. 

Therefore, the Presbytery respectfully overtures 
the 1944 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church 
in the United States to take the following actions: 

1. To adjust the amounts and percentages for our 
regular budget causes so as to provide for their needs 
without depending upon additional special appeals 

2. To set up in the Assembly's budget a fund to 
be known as the "Assembly's Contingent Fund" with 
which the Assembly may promote work in new areas 
pending final decision as to permanent support if 
said work is to be continued, 

3. To order the percentages of distribution for 
the causes approved by the 1944 Assembly to become 
applicable on July 1,1944, and the future changes in 
budget items, amounts, and percentages become effec- 
tive on July 1st immediately following the meeting 
of the Assembly making such changes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John M. Alexander, Chairman. 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S MINUTES: Consideration 
of the Prososed Amendments to the Confession of Faith 
and the suggested Revision of the Book of Church 
Order was placed on the docket for the regular April 
meeting of Presbytery. 



132 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of today's sessions 
were read and adopted, 

ADJOURNMENT; Presbytery adjourned with pray- 
er, 

P.H.Biddle, Moderator 
W.J.Huneycutt, Permanent Clerk 

ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs, Stated Clerk 



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133 


I N D E 


X 






Adjournment 






122 


Assembly's Minutes 




116, 


131 


Called Meetings 




127, 


129 


Commissioners to General Ass 


embly 




122 


Communion Service 






116 


Donaldson Fund 






117 


Enrollment 




113, 127, 


129 


Evangelism 






115 


Educational Institutions 






114 


Installations 






119 


Introductions 






114 


Ministers Dismissed 






128 


Ministers Received 






129 


Minister Resigns 






128 


Nomination Committee 






117 


Organization 






114 


Overture 






130 


Presbyterial Sermon 






116 


Program Committee 






114 


Religious Education 






121 


Resolutions 






121 


Standing Committees 






114 


Stated Meeting 






113 


Stewardship 




117, 


130 


Tribute to Mr. M.C. McDonald 






117 



MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETING 
Laurinburg, N.C., April 18,1944 

CALLED MEETING 
Fayetteville, N.C., August 14,1944 



MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETING 
Laurinburg, N.C., April 18,1944 



CALLED MEETING 
Fayetteville, N.C., August 14,1944 



GENRAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderator: Rev. H.K.Holland Raeford 

Stated Clerk: Rev.C.M.Gibbs (1944) Dunn 

Permanent Clerk: Rev.W. J.Huneycutt (1944) 

Laurel Hill 
Treasurer: C.M.Gibbs (1944) Dunn 

Historian: Rev. L. A.McLaurin Robbins 



The terms of office of the following expire as in- 
dicated by the date with the name or group of names. 



TRUSTEES 

I. Davidson College 

Fall 1944 - Mr. W. A. West Fayetteville 

Fall 1945 - Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

Fall 1946 - Rev.C.M.Gibbs Dunn 

Fall 1947 - Rev. A. R. McQueen Dunn 

II. Elise Academy 

Fall 1944 - Mrs.L.L.McGoogan, St. Pauls; Mrs. Charles 
Rankin, Fayetteville; Mrs. F.L.Eubanks, 
Sanatorium. 

Fall 1945 - Mr.D.D.McCrimmon, Robbins; Mr. J. M. Mc- 
Neill, Laurinburg; Mr. W.P.Saunders, Rob- 
bins. 

Fall 1946 - Rev. F.L.Goodman, Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Mr.S. 
H.Miller, Carthage. 

Fall 1947 - Rev.W. S. Golden, Mr. J.Talbot Johnson, 
Aberdeen; Mr.D.A.McLauchlin, Vass, 



138 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
III. Flora Macdonald College 

Spring 1945 - Rev. H. K. Holland, Mr. Edwin Morgan, 
Laurel Hill; Mrs.D.A.McCormick, Mc- 
Donalds; Mr. Chas. G.Rose, Fayetteville 

Spring 1946 - Rev. John M.Alexander, Dr.D.S.Currie, 
Parkton; Mr. A. T. McLean, Lumberton; 
Mr. H.McN. Jones, Laurinburg. 

Spring 1947 - Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton; Dr. P. P. 
McCain, Sanitorium; Mr. Hiram Gran- 
tham, Red Springs; Rev. W.S. Golden. 

IV. Donaldson Academy 

Mr. C.G.Rose, Mr. Claude Rankin, Mr.H.M.McKeithan, 
Mr.T.A.DeVane, Dr.D.G.McKeithan, Mr.H.M.Pinkston, 
of Fayetteville; Mr. W.R.Sutherland, Laurinburg; Mr. 
M.C.Dew, Raeford; Rev. A. R, McQueen, Rev.C.M.Gibbs, 
Rev.G.F.Kirkpatrick. 

V. Sandy Grove Church 

Spring 1945 - Mr. J. B. Cameron and Mr. McKay Blue, 

Raeford. 
Spring 1946 - Mr. Ryan McBryde, Raeford. 
Spring 1947 - Mr. M.G.Ray, Rockfish; Mr.Neill A. Mo 

Fayden, Timber land. 

VI. Fayetteville Presbytery 

Fall 1944 - Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton. 
Fall 1945 - Mr.Hinton James, Laurinburg. 
Fall 1946 - Mr. Chas. G.Rose, Fayetteville. 

VII. Lebanon Church Cemetery 

Mr.F.E.Coxe, Mr. Ralph Purcell, and Miss Kate 
McKenzie. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 139 

COMMITTEES 

Note: The terms of office of all committee mem- 
bers expire at the Stated October Meeting of the 
Presbytery of the year indicated, 

I. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions 

Rev. S.H.Fulton, Chairman. 

1944 - Rev. S.H.Fulton, Rev. F.L.Goodman, Mr.L.L.Mc- 

Googan, St, Pauls, 

1945 - Rev. John H.McKinnon, Rev. A. R. McQueen, Mr. 

W. A. West, Fayetteville. 

1946 - Rev.W.S. Golden, Rev. M. P. Calhoun, Mr. K. A. Mc- 

Donald, Raeford. 

2, Stewardship 
Rev, John M.Alexander, Chairman. 

1944 - Rev.D.B. K.Walthall, Mr, H.C.Cameron, Olivia; 

Mr.E.Hervey Evans, Laurinburg. 

1945 - Rev. C.H. Storey, Mr.M.C.Dew, Raeford; Mr. J. 

A.McGeachy, Fayetteville. 

1946 - Rev. J. I. Knight, MnRyan McBryde, Raeford; Mr, 

R.L.Remsburg, Dunn. 

1947 - Rev.J.F.Menius, Mr. John M.Wilson, Fayette- 

ville; Mr. A. T. McLean, Lumberton, 

3c Religious Education 
Rev. H.K.Holland, Chairman, 

1944 - Rev. H.K. Holland, Rev.H.G.Bedinger, Rev. Troy 
D.Mullis, Rev.T.A.Guiton, Mr.H.F.Currie, Red 



140 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Springs. 

1945 - Rev. R.L. Prince, Rev. J.H.McKinnon, Mr.F.E. 

Coxe, Maxton; Miss Fodie Buie, Red Springs; 
Mrs.L.C.LaMotte, Maxton. 

1946 - Rev.D.F.Blue, Rev.M. P. Calhoun, Rev, L.L.Barr, 

Dr . R . L . Murray, Raef ord . 

4. Woman's Work 
Rev.P.H.Biddle, Chairman 

1944 - Rev.P.H.Biddle 
1946 - Rev. C.H.Maury 

1945 - Rev. A.M.Keith 

II. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Assembly's Work 

Rev , G. F. Ki rkpatr i ck, Cha i rman 

1944 - Minutes of the General Assembly: 

Rev.D.F.Blue 
Rev.G F Ki rkpatr ick 

1945 - Foreign Missions - Rev. Troy D. Mull is 

Assembly's Home Missions - Rev.H.G.Bedinger 
Bible Cause ■ Rev. D. B.K.Walthall 

1946 - Christian Ed. and Min.Rel. - Rev.L.C.LaMotte 

Educational Institutions - Rev, C.H.Maury 

2. Synod's Work 
Rev.T.A.Guiton, Chairman 

1944 - Educational Institutions - Rev. M.P.Calhoun 

1945 - Synod's Home Missions - Rev.D.F.Blue 

Orphans' Home - Rev. J. I. Knight 
Minutes of Synod - Rev.C. I.Calcote 

1946 - Rev.T.A.Guiton 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 141 
3, Presbytery's Work 
(1) Business: Rev. J.E.Ratchford, Chairman 

1944 - Sessional Records, RevX. I.Calcote 

1945 - Auditing, Mr. J.C.Graham, Erwin 

1946 - Rev. J.E.Ratchford 

(2) Educational Institutions, Rev. W.S. Golden, Chr. 

1944 - Mr.Halbert McN. Jones, Laurinburg 

1945 - Mr. K. A. McDonald, Raeford 

1946 - Rev.W.S. Golden 

(3) Printed Minutes, Rev. R.L. Prince, Chairman 

1944 - Rev. R.L. Prince 

1945 - Rev. R.R.Ramsey 

1946 - Rev, C.H.Maury 

(4) Moral and Social Welfare, Rev. R.R.Ramsey, Chr. 

1944 - Rev.S.B.M.Ghiselin 

1945 - Rev. J. B. Black 

1946 - Rev. R.R.Ramsey 

(5) Examinations 

(a) Theology - Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev. John H.McKin- 

non, Rev. M.P.Calhoun 

(b) Church History - Rev. S.H.Fulton, Rev.C.M.Voy- 

les, Rev. F.S. Blue 

(c) Church Government and the Sacraments - Rev.W.S. 

Golden, Rev. C.H.Storey, Rev.H.G.Bedinger 

(d) English Bible - Rev. J. B. Black, Rev. T. E.Davis, 

Rev. H.K.Holland 

(e) Moral Science and Philosophy - Rev.L.C.LaMotte, 

Rev.T.A.Guiton, Rev. CM. Voyles 



142 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

(f) Natural Sciences ■ Rev.C. G. Vardell, Rev. C. M. 

Gibbs, Rev.H.G.Bedinger 

(g) Languages - Rev. G.F.Kirkpatrick, Rev. C.G. Var- 

dell, Rev. M.P.Calhoun 
(h) Thesis, Exegesis, and Popular Lecture - Rev.S.H. 
Fulton, Rev, D.F. Blue, Rev.W. j.Huneycutt 

(6) Program - Rev, A.M.Keith, Chairman 

Note: Other members of the Program Committee are 
the pastor of the host church, the Stated Clerk and 
the chairman of the four Executive Committees. 



III. Special Committees 

1. On Nominations 

Rev.W. S. Golden, Chairman; Rev.C.M.Voyles, Mr. 
A.McEachern, Red Springs. 

2. On Flora Macdonald College Development Program 

Mr. Edwin Morgan, Laurinburg, Chairman; Hon. C.G. 
Rose, Fayetteville; Mr, A. T. McLean, Lumberton; Mr.O. 
L.Johnson, Lillington; Mrs. Chas. Ross, Lillington; Mrs, 
J.McR.Bracey, Rowland; Mr.M.C.Dew, Raeford; Mr. Ryan 
McBryde, Raeford; Mr. Hiram Grantham, Red Springs; 
Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton; Rev. Messrs. A. R.McOueen, 
John M.Alexander, S.H.Fulton and G.F.Kirkpatrick; 
Dr.D.S.Curne, Parkton; Mrs. Dr. Nash, St. Pauls; Mrs. 
Eliza Shaw, Wagram; Mrs. Singleton, Dundarrach; Mrs. 
J.A.Hodgin, Red Springs; Mr.S.H.McPherson, Mr.W.R. 
Hutaff, Fayetteville; Mr. M.G.Ray, Rockfish; Mrs.J.W. 
Thornton, Dunn; Mr.W.H.Miley, Erwin; Mrs. P. P. Mc- 
Cain, Sanatorium; Mrs. Mildred McKay, Lillington; Mr. 
J.Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen; Mrs. David Coffey, Pine- 
hurst; Miss Flora McDonald, Carthage. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 143 

3. On Evangelism: Rev. M.P.Calhoun, Chairman 

District No.l - Rev.C. I.Calcote 

District No. 2 - Rev. John M. Alexander 

District No. 3 - Rev. M.P.Calhoun 

District No. 4 - Rev. F, L.Goodman 

District No. 5 - Rev. H.K.Holland 

District No. 6 - Rev. Troy D, Mull is 

District No. 7 - Rev.C.M. Voyles 

District No. 8 - Rev. P. H.Biddle 

4. On Educational Institutions: Rev, A. Re McQueen, 
Chairman; Rev. W.S. Golden, Rev, John M.Alexander, Rev. 
L.W. Topping, Mr. Edwin Morgan, Laurinburg; Mr.J.M. 
Wilson, Fayetteville; Mr. W. A. West, Fayetteville. 

5. On Defense Service Council: Rev. H.K.Holland, 
Chairman; Rev.S.H-Fulton, Rev. CH. Storey; Mr. John 
M.Wilson, Fayetteville; Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton; 
Mrs. P. P. McCain, Sanitorium; Mrs. J. A. Hodgin, Red 
Springs, 

IV. Commissions 

1. On the Minister and His Work: Rev. J.F.Menius, 

Chairman; 

1944 - Rev. John M.Alexander and Mr.C J. McCailum, 

Rowland. 

1945 - Rev. J.F.Menius 

1946 - Rev. F.L.Goodman and Mr.S.H.McPherson, Fay- 

etteville. 

2. On Elise Academy: Rev. W.S. Golden, Chairman; 
Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Mr. H. S. Miller, 
Carthage; Mr.D.D.McCrimmon, Robbins; Mr. Chas. G. 
Rose, Fayetteville, 



TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIFTH STATED 
MEETING- OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Laurinburg, NX., R.F.D., April 18, 1944. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred 
and Seventy-fifth Stated Meeting in the Smyrna Pres- 
byterian Church at 10:00 A.M., was called to order 
by the Moderator, Rev.P.H.Biddle, and was opened 
with prayer by Rev, Troy D. Mull is. 

ROLL; The following were present and were en- 
rolled or were enrolled during the meeting of Pres- 
bytery, 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, L.A.McLaurin, G.F.Kirk- 
patrick, C.M.Gibbs, J, B. Black, W. J.Huneycutt, Eugene 
Alexander, S.H. Fulton, C.I.Calcote, D.F.Blue, P.H. 
Biddle, C.M.Voyles, Louis C.LaMotte, John M.Alexan- 
der , John H.McKinnon, F.L.Goodman, R.R.Ramsey, 
Troy D.Muilis, H.K.Holland, T.A.Guiton, D. B.K.Wal- 
thall, L.L.Barr, A.M.Keith, J. I. Knight, C.H.Maury, 
J.E.Ratchford, J.F.Menius, C.H.Storey, Ira E.Hager, 
S.B.M.Ghiselin, T.E.Davis. - 31. 

Ruling Elders: A.M.McEachern, Antioch; j.A.Mc- 
Girt, Ashpole; T.N.Homles, Barbecue; W.C.Dowd, Ben- 
salem; Ryan McBryde, Bethel; J.H.Suttenfield, Beth- 
esda; D.J. Bulla, Bluff; W.H.Byrd, Bunnlevel; Kay 
Maples, Cameron; W.HXurrie, Carthage; M.C.Smith, 
Cedar Rock; A.H.White, Centre; F.M.Gilmer, Church 
in the Pines; L.G.McLeod, Comfort; D.M.Cameron, 
Cypress; R.L.Remsburg, Dunn: J.W.Monroe, Eagle 
Springs; Coiin Black, Ephesus; Can Matthews, Erwin; 
W.M.McLeod, Eureka, C.E.Grantham, Fairmont; N.H, 
McGeachy, Fayetteville First; F.A.Monroe, Galatia; 
W.K.Gibson, Gibson; I.E. Tart, Grove; A.A.McEachern, 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 145 

Highland, G.F-Arnett, Hope Mills; T.S.Greyard, lona; 
Lonnie Blue, Jackson Springs; C.G. Priest, Lakeview; 
A. H. McDonald, Laurel Hill; C.E.Beman, Laurinburg; 
B.B. Holder, Leaflet; Chas.Ross, Lillington; J, E.Will- 
iford, Lumber Bridge; J.H.Wishaw, Lumberton; J.B, 
McCallum, Maxton; L. P. Bain, McMillan; M.M.Clark, 
McPherson; R.L.Lytch, Midway; Lee McFarland, Mont- 
pelier; Neill Rosser, Mt.Pisgah; H.C. Cameron, Olivia; 
S.J.Thomasson, Parkton; Hugh Monroe, Pembroke; W. 
D. McKay, Philadelphus; H. C.Campbell, Pinehurst; J. 
M.Pleasants, Plainview; J. M. Fields, Priest Hill; 
Clarence Lytch, Raeford; D. E. Smith, Red Springs; 
R.F. Little, Rex; A.L.Monroe, Spies; J.Browne Evans, 
St. Pauls; Ira G.Turnley, Union; P. A, Wilson, Vass, - 
57 . 

ORGANIZATION: Rev. H.K.Holland was elected Mod- 
erator and Rev. F.L.Goodman Temporary Clerk, 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: The Program Committee 
presented a printed report which was adopted as the 
docket for this meeting of Presbytery. 

COMMUNICATIONS: The following communications 
were received and disposed of as indicated: 

a. From Elise Church and from the St, Pauls Church 
asking permission to change the terms of their calls 
for pastoral services. Referred to the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work. 

b. From Rev. W.P.Robertson and Rev. R.L. Prince 
asking to be excused from attending this meeting of 
Presbytery. These requests were granted. 

c. From Rev.W. P. Robertson asking for permission 
to labor outside the bounds of Fayetteville Presby- 
tery. This request was granted, 



146 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

VISITORS INTRODUCED: Rev. Vernon Butler, Pres- 
bytery of Argyle of the United Presbyterian Church 
of North America, and Rev. R.R. Gammon of Wilmington 
Presbytery were introduced and invited to sit as vis- 
iting brothers. 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM: The Committee on Evan- 
gelism made a verbal report which was received as 
information, 

REPORT ON ASSEMBLY'S MINUTES: The Commit- 
tee on Assembly's Minutes submitted its report, which 
was amended to read: That the Presbytery disapprove 
the proposed amendment to the Confession of Faith 
and Catechisms, This report was adopted. 

REPORT ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND MINIS- 
TERIAL RELIEF: The Committee on Christian Educa- 
tion and Ministerial Relief made the following re- 
commendations which were adopted: 

Recommendat i ons : 

1. That the following trial parts for licensure be 
assigned to Candidate J.D. McLean: Exegesis, Romans 
3:21-26; Thesis, "The Paradox in Modern Theology"; 
and to Candidate R.B.Spivey: Thesis, 'The Nature 
of the Second Coming and The Resurrection"; Exege- 
sis, Romans 3:21-26. 

2. That those receiving aid from Ministerial Relief 
be approved for the coming year for the same amounts 
as last year, except that the amount for Mrs. R.E, Hin- 
der! ite be increased from $25.00 to $30.00 per month. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Louis C. LaMotte, Chairman, 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 147 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess for ten minutes 
for preparation for the Communion Service- 
Presbytery reconvened and heard the Presbyterial 
sermon by the retiring Moderator, Rev.P.H.Biddle, 
on the text Phillipians 1:6. 

MEMORIAL SERVICE: The names of the Ruling 
Elders who have died during the year were read by 
the Stated Clerk. Presbytery directed that their 
names be inscribed on a page in the Minutes of Pres- 
bytery. Rev. A. R. McQueen led Presbytery in a pray- 
er of thanksgiving for the lives of these men and for 
God's blessings on their families. (See Memorial 
Page,) 

COMMUNION SERVICE: Presbytery observed the 
Communion of the Lord's Supper with Rev. G.F. Kirk- 
patrick and Rev.F. L.Goodman presiding. 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess until 2:30 P.M, 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:30 P.M., and was led 
in prayer by the Moderator, 

STANDING COMMITTEES: The following were ap- 
pointed as Chairmen of Standing Committees: 
Bills and Overtures: Rev.P.H.Biddle 
Resoluions; Rev. T.E.Davis 

REPORT ON WOMAN'S WORK: The Committee on 

Women's Work presented Mrs.M. J.McGuire, President 

of the Presbyterial, who presented the report of the 

Presbyterial which is made a part of this report, 

and is as folio ws: 



148 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Report of Presbyterial President 

As President of the Woman's Auxiliary of Fay- 
etteville Presbytery, I beg leave to submit the fol- 
lowing annual report: 

For what the Women of Fayetteville Presbytery 
have accomplished in Christ's name for the past year, 
despite heavier responsibilities, separations and sor- 
rows, there is cause for humble praise and thanksgiv- 
ing. It is, therefore, in the spirit of deepest grati- 
tude that this report is given. 

The 72 auxiliaries include 4331 members, showing 
a small increase. 

One auxiliary, Dundarrach, has disbanded. With few 
exceptions the auxiliaries report spiritual growth, ev- 
idence of which is revealed by greater numbers observ- 
ing the daily noon- hour and sunset minutes of prayer; 
the organization of cottage prayer meetings for Bible 
study and prayer; more churches and auxiliaries ob- 
serving the "World Day of Prayer", Many auxiliaries 
sponsored intensive Bible study classes, with the re- 
sult that not only the women, but a large number of 
both men and young people met for the interesting 
and profitable instruction. 

The total gifts of the Presbyterial amounted to 
$38,418, an increase of only $301. Difficulty of trans- 
portation made it hard for auxiliaries with scattered 
rural memberships to have the regular number of meet- 
ings and to observe all special seasons. This no doubt 
accounts for the slight increase. The Birthday Offer- 
ing was again 100 percent, totaling $1,444.92.- 

More concern for outpost Sunday schools has been 
shown. One auxiliary has a teacher who carried les- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 149 

sons to the county jail and the county home. 

To the cause of Christian Social Service the aux- 
iliary has been more loyal. Interest in both the ma- 
terial and spiritual welfare of the underprivileged 
are shown. The equipment and a supervisor for a play- 
ground for needy children were provided; posters of 
the Commandments, the Beatitudes and the Apostles' 
Creed were placed in both white and colored schools 
of one community. 

Worthy of mention in interracial work are these 
facts: Eleven delegates were sent to the Christian 
Conference for Negro Women at Winston- Sal em; eight 
Daily Vacation Bible Schools were held for Negroes, 
one for Indians; the number of conferences for Negro 
women in the Presbyterial were increased to eight; 
a class of 40 Negroes were taught Home Nursing; as- 
sistance ui building and furnishing a mission chapel 
was given; a Negro church was covered; $500.00 do- 
nated to the salary of a Bible teacher instructing 
Whites, Negroes and Indians. 

The offering to the Presbyterian Orphans' Home, 
Barium Springs, where 23 auxiliaries clothe 40 chil- 
dren, was $3, 145,67, 

Ministry to the Armed Service Men £ their fam- 
ilies continues, especially in towns and communities 
near military camps. Fellowship hours with the serv- 
ing of refreshments are held by many auxiliaries Sun- 
day afternoons and evenings. The Presbyterial sent 
1,000 copies of ''Day by Day* f during the calendar year 
of 1943 to Fort Bragg for distribution to the soldiers. 

Interest in both Home and Foreign Missions has 
been stimulated by a number of mission study classes 
and schools. $204.00 Yms contributed toward the fur- 



150 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

nishing of the recreational building at Jacksonville. 
A special gift of $400.00 went to Plainview Church 
in Johnston County. Due to a wider reading of the 
"Survey" and church papers and to the Foreign Mis- 
sions speakers who visited auxiliaries during the For- 
eign Missions season interest in the cause was enli- 
vened, The total contribution was $3,207.92, an in- 
crease of $294,95, 

Work among the Young People in the local chur- 
ches has presented many difficulties, and in some has 
been abandoned. Three interdenominational rallies 
on "Christian Youth in War Time" were held instead 
of the regular Spring rallies. Fayetteville and Wil- 
mington Presbyteries enrolled 308 in the Summer Con- 
ference at Red Springs. Both this and the Pioneer 
conference, also held at Red Springs, were a splen- 
did success , 

White Cross contributions were 100 percent, $125.00 
of which was given to Stillman Institute and $15.00 
to the cost of transportation of White Cross supplies 
to Africa, 

Twelve Honorary Life Memberships were given dur- 
ing the year. 

The 8 District Conferences, held in late August, had 
not the usual attendance and the offering, yet through 
the true Christian fellowship and informative and 
inspirational programs there came renewed strength 
and courage for the Master's work, 

The Fifty-fifth annual Meeting of the Woman's 
Auxiliary, with an attendance of 262, was held at 
Mt.Pisgah Church March 29th. 

This report tells only in part the service of the 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 151 

women in the Fayetteville Presbytery. They have done 
more; there remains much yet to do in this day of 
greater opportunities for service. 

The Auxiliary gratefully acknowledges the help 
that your prayers and interest have been to them and 
earnestly asks a continuation of both to the end that 
the excellency of His power may shine through both 
our men and women more and more with the coming of 
each new church year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Mrs. M.J.) Margaret M, McGuire 

Recommendat i ons : 

1. We wish to express our gratification for the 
splendid and constructive work accomplished by the 
Women during the past year. 

2. We especially thank the Great Head of the Church 
for their courage, energy and efficiency that have 
encouraged others to carry on in these trying times 
of war, when it is easy to become discouraged and 
disheartened; and we pledge our cooperation and pray- 
ers in their labors for the Master during the present 
year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

P.H.Biddle, Chairman, 

ADDRESS: Presbytery heard Rev. Walter L.Lingle, 
former President of Davidson College, in an address 
on "The Church at Davidson College". The Executive 
Secretary was instructed to bring to the attention of 
the churches of the Presbytery the matter (needs) of 
the Davidson College Church. 

REPORT ON NOMINATIONS: The Nominating Com- 



152 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

mittee made its report which was adopted, (See Gen- 
eral Directory). 

DEFENSE SERVICE; The Special Committee on 
Defense Service made a verbal report which was re- 
ceived as information. 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: The Committee on Rel- 
igious Education submitted the following recommen- 
dations which were adopted: 

Recommendations: 

1. That Presbytery express its appreciation to those 
pastors and Sessions that led their congregations to 
enlist in the second year of the United Religious Ed- 
ucation Advance with its emphasis upon the Christian 
Home, and that every congregation be urged to under- 
take seriously a real advance in Christian teaching 
in every Presbyterian home in the Presbytery through 
distribution of the family religion material available 
for use during Christian Family Week, May 7-14,1944. 

2. That every congregation observe Religious Edu- 
cation Week, September 25 - October 1, 1944, using 
this time to launch the third year of the United Ad- 
vance, using the suggestions and materials which will 
be sent from the Richmond office during the summer. 

3. That every church be urged to send carefully 
selected intermediates and young people to the con- 
ferences which will be held this summer at Flora Mac- 
donald College. The Pioneer Conference will be held 
June 12-17, and the Young People's June 19-24. Since 
representation at these conferences will be limited, 
it will become necessary for each church to exercise 
care in selecting its group. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 153 

4. That, in view of the extreme need of counter- 
acting the secular pressures over- running our country 
during this period of war and affecting so seriously 
the life and attitude of children, every church be 
urged to make a major effort to set up and conduct 
a Daily Vacation Church School. Where outside lead- 
ership is needed churches are asked to communicate 
with the Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Dunn, N.C., the Executive 
Secretary of the Presbytery, 

5. That every pastor be urged to make a leader- 
ship school or class available to the members of his 
congregation, and that churches work out some plan 
for sending selected leaders to the Montreat Leader- 
ship School, July 18-27. 

6. That, in view of the following recommendation 
of the General Assembly: "That since 95% of delin- 
quent youth in America are reported as not enrolled 
in any Sunday School and come largely from homes 
unrelated to any church, the Assembly calls the at- 
tention of every pastor and every church to the fact 
that the present upsurge of delinquency can best be 
met by a revival of Christian teaching in our Sunday 
Schools, and by establishing new Sunday School out- 
posts to reach groups that will not come to our chur- 
ches", every church be urged to make a serious study 
of its area with a view of establishing outposts where 
needed, looking to the Regional Director, the Rev. 
j. O.Mann, for guidance in securing necessary leader- 
ship and proper materials, 

7. That Rally Ba^, October 1st, be observed in e- 
very Sunday School in the Presbytery as a time for 
rekindling the interest of children, youth and adults 
in regular attendance at Sunday School and church 
services. It is urged that the program for Rally Day 
be accompanied by an offering for the Executive Com- 



154 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

mittee's benevolent work. 

8. That Presbytery, upon the adoption of this re- 
port, enter into a season of prayer of thanksgiving to 
God for His blessing upon our work during the past 
year, and seeking His guidance of our churches, Sun- 
day schools and Christian homes in facing the growing 
spiritual problems that confront our children and 
youth. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H.K.Holland, Chairman. 

HOME MISSIONS: The Committee on Home Mis- 
sions made the following report which was adopted: 

We would express our gratitude to God for His 
blessing upon our Home Mission work during the past 
year and our appreciation to the churches of the Pres- 
bytery for their financial support of the work, We 
would call attention to the splendid work of our Ex- 
ecutive Secretary, the Reverend C.M.Gibbs, for his 
untiring efforts. 

Reports from the Home Mission fields indicate ev- 
idence of the faithfulness of our Home Mission pastors 
keeping the main business of evangelism in the front. 
The minimum salary in our Home Mission fields is 
$1800.00 and a manse., Your Committee feels, that due 
to the advanced cost of living, the minimum salary 
should be increased to $2000.00 and a manse. The 
Home Mission Commtttee will make every effort to 
make this possible and calls on the aid-receiving chur- 
ches to do their utmost toward this effort. 

Recommendat ions : 

1. That the following appropriations be made to 
the aid-receiving churches served by the following 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 155 

ministers; C.I.Calcote, $640.00; Troy D. Mull is, $180. 
00; R.R.Ramsey, $138.00; F.S.Blue, $460.00; CM. 
Voyles, $452,50; C.R.Jenkins, $300.00; A.D.Carswell, 

$200.00; Miss Margaret Stephenson, $300.00; Miss 
Marie Gibert, $300.00; Negro Work in Scotland Coun- 
ty, $120.00. 

2. That the following appropriations be made from 
the Home Mission Emergency Fund; Miss Dubose, $600.00 
Rev.T. E.Davis, $800.00; Rev. J.E.Ratchford, $600.00. 

3. That Presbytery approve the Conference for 
Superintendents of Home Missions to be held at Mon- 
treat in the summer of 1944 and that the sum of $30.00 
be appropriated as our pro rata share of expenses, 

4. That the expense of the office of the Execu- 
tive Secretary be allocated as follows: Presbytery's 
Home Missions, $1500.00; Five percent from benevo- 
lences, $1300.00; Presbytery's Fund, $550.00; Total, 
$3350.00, 

5. That the sum of $68.00 be appropriated to the 
travel expense of the Executive Secretary for the 
year 1943-44; above allocated allowance due to extra 
travel on account of so many churches becoming vacant, 

6. That in the effort to raise the minimum salary 
of our Home Missions pastors, the Home Missions Com- 
mittee be authorized not to reduce its appropriations 
for the period of a year to any field that will in- 
crease the pastor's salary, 

7. That the salary of Rev.C.M.Gibbs be increased 
by $200.00, making his total $2300,00 and a manse. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S.H.Fulton, Chairman. 



156 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

REPORT ON RESOLUTIONS: The Committee on Res- 
olutions submitted the following report which was a- 
dopted by a rising vote: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville wishes to express 
sincere thanks to Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick and the good 
people of Smyrna Church and their friends for their 
gracious hospitality during this meeting of Presby- 
tery. Their thoughtfulness and loving care have add- 
ed greatly to our comfort and enjoyment on this oc- 
casion. Their bountiful provision for our entertain- 
ment will warm our hearts for many days to come. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thompson E, Davis, Chairman, 

COMMISSIONER TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY: Because 
of the removal of Rev. W.L.Foley to another Presby- 
tery, Rev. C, H.Storey was elected as a commissioner 
to the General Assembly, and Rev, A, M.Keith as alter- 
nate. 

NEXT MEETING: An invitation from the Erwin 
Church for the October meeting of Presbytery was ac- 
cepted. Mr. Charles Ross of the Lillingfon Church was 
nominated for the Moderator and Rev. A. M. Keith was 
elected Chairman of the Program Committee, for the 
October meeting. 

REPORT OF COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND 
HIS WORK: The Commission on the Minister and His 
Work submitted the following recommendations which 
were adopted: 

Recommendat i ons : 

1. That the St. Pauls Church be allowed to change 
the terms of its call from $2400.00 to $2700,00 per 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 157 

year; that Bethesda Church be allowed to change the 
terms of its call from $1620,00 to $2400.00 per year; 
that Elise Church be allowed to change the terms of 
its call from $600,00 to 775.00 per year; that Bunn- 
level Church be allowed to change the terms of its 
call from $400,00 per year to $700.00 per year. 

2. That the Highland Church be permitted to em- 
ploy Rev. Re R. Gammon as Temporary Supply. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J.F.Menius, Chairman, 

TREASURER'S REPORT: The Treasurer of Pres- 
bytery made the following report which was adopted: 

I. Central Treasury for Benevolences 

Receipts: 

Churches, Sunday Schools, Auxiliaries, 

Young People and Miscellaneous $ 64,363.12 

Disbursements: 

Foreign Missions $ 13,529.73 

Assembly's Home Missions 5,596.14 

Home Mission Emergency Fund 3,834.03 

Christian Education and Min. Relief 4,510,48 

Assembly's Religious Education 1,309.02 

Assembly's Training School 542.60 

Bible Cause 293.61 

Synod's Home Missions 5,035.84 

Educational Institutions 5,285.79 

Union Theological Seminary 681.71 

Homes 8,195.52 

Presbytery's Home Missions 7,676.88 

Synod's Religious Education 1,417.74 

Presbytery's Religious Education 241.36 

Presbytery's Office 1,606.65 



158 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Disbursements, Cont'd 



Defense Service Council 


$ 1,849,76 


College Gift Fund 


58.53 


Flora Macdonald College 


680.21 


Presbyterian Junior College 


251.85 


China Relief Fund 


121.98 


War Relief Fund 


640.96 


Clothing Fund - Orphans' Home 


292,50 


Johnston County Work 


895.14 


Youth Night4. 


61 


Young People's Contingent Fund 


6.00 


Endowment Educational Institutions 


12,50 


Hebrew Mission 


20.00 


Total Disbursements 


$ 64,363.12 


II. Home Missions 




Balance from last year 


$ 2,891,74 


Receipts: 




Central Treasury 


7,676.88 


Miscellaneous 


9.10 


Total Receipts 


S 10,577.72 



Disbursements: 
Salaries: 

Miss Margaret Stephenson $ 300.00 

Miss Marie Gibert 300.00 

Rev. C.R.Jenkins 300.00 

Rev. Troy D.Mullis 371.98 

Rev. W.P.Robertson 762.88 

Rev.C.I.Calcote 560.00 

Rev. F.M. Bain 16.66 

Rev.G.F.Kirkpatrick 195.00 

Rev. F.S. Blue 466.00 

Rev.C.M.Voyles 536.50 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 159 



Disbursements Cont ' d 

Salaries 
Miss Sara C.DuBose $ 117,00 

Miss Margaret Grier 100.00 

Rev.A.D.Carswell 66.65 

Rev.L.L.Barr 360,00 

Rev. R.R, Ramsey 138.00 

Rev. T.W.Williams, 

Negro Work 60,00 

Internal Revenue - Victory Tax 

Ministers Annuity Fund 

Presbytery's Office 

Supplies 

Office Equipment 

Total Disbursements 



$ 4,650.67 

42.74 

516.49 

2.050.34 

8.75 
300.00 

$ 7,568.99 



Total Receipts 
Total Disbursements 

Balance at close of the year 



$ 10,577.72 
7,568.99 

$ 3,008,73 



III. Home Mission Emergency Fund 



Receipts: 

Synod's Home Mission Committee 



3,626,53 



Disbursements: 
Salaries: 

Rev.J.E.Ratchford 

Rev. C. PL Storey 

Miss Sara C.DuBose 

Rev. T.E.Davis 
Ministers Annuity Fund 
Brownson Memorial Church 

Total Disbursements 



600,00 




316.70 




400.00 




333.35 


$ 1,650.05 




10.25 




100,00 




$ 1,760.30 



160 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Home Mission Emergency Fund, Cont'd 

Total Receipts $ 3,626.53 

Total Disbursements 1,760.30 



Balance at close of the year $ 1,866.23 

IV. Presbytery's Tax 



Balance from last year 


$ 574.06 


Receipts from Churches 


3,067.44 


Total Receipts 


$ 3,641.50 


Disbursements: 




General Assembly's Assessment 


$ 989.03 


N.C. Synod's Assessment 


283.42 


Supplies 


50,17 


Annual Report Blanks 


17.18 


Statistical Reports for Minutes 


10,00 


Equipment 


20,00 


Salary of Permanent Clerk - 1 1/2 


years 30.00 


Presbytery's Office 


399,96 


Postage and Stationery 


131.25 


Total Disbursements 


$ 1,931.01 


Total Receipts 


$ 3,641.50 


Total Disbursements 


1.931.01 



Balance at close of year $ 1,710.49 

V, Johnston County Work 

Receipts: Central Treasury $ 895.14 

Miscelaneous 27.14 



Total Receipts $922.28 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 161 

Johnston County Work, Cont'd 

Disbursements: 

Plainview Church $ 713,98 

Total Receipts $ 922.28 

Total Disbursements 713,98 



Balance at close of the year $ 208.30 



VI. McDonald Fund 

Balance from last year $ 53.34 

Receipts: 

Special Contributions 317.15 

Total Receipts $ 370.49 

Disbursements: 

Rev, Dixon McDonald 360,49 



Balance at close of the year $ 10.00 

VII. Presbytery's Office 

Receipts: 

Presbytery's Home Missions $ 2,050.34 

Presbytery's Tax 399.96 

Central Treasury 1,606.65 

Total Receipts $ 4,056,95 

Disbursements: 

Salary of Executive Secretary $ 2,400.00 

Manse Rent 420.00 

Travel Allowance 400.00 



162 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
Presbytery's Office, Cont'd 



Disbursements 



Office Help $ 400.00 

Equipment, Supplies, Telephone, Postage 436.95 



Total Disbursements $ 4,056,95 



VIIL Presbytery' Religious Education 

Receipts' 

Central Treasury $ 241.36 

Mistelianeous 1,64 



Total Receipts and Balance at close of year $ 243 = 00 



IX. Honeycutt Manse 

Balance from last year $ 140.00 

Receipts: 

Defense Service Council 720.00 



Total Receipts $ 860.00 

Disbursements 

Home Federal Savings and Loan 840.00 



Balance at close of year $ 20,00 



X, Building and Loan Fund 

Balance from last year $ 2,086.12 

Receipts: 

Repayment on Loans and Interest 234,75 



Total Receipts $ 2,320.87 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 163 

Building and Loan, Cont'd 

Total Receipts $ 2,320.87 

Disbursements: 

Purchase of 6 U.S.E $500.00 Bonds 2,220.00 



Balance at close of the year $ 100,87 

XI. Elise Academy Fund 

Balance from last year $ 2,964.21 

Receipts 

From sale of property 2,131.74 

Payment on Moore County Note 2,280.00 



Total Receipt $ 7,375.95 

Disbursements 

Flora Macdonald College $ 2,671.25 

Presbyterian Jonior College 2,671.25 

Plainview Church 132.72 



Total Disbursements $ 5,475.22 

Total Receipts $ 7,375.95 

Total Disbursements 5,475.22 



Balance at close of the year $ 1,900.73 

Respectfully submitted, 

C 8 M,Gibbs, Treasurer. 

AUDITOR'S REPORT: The books, vouchers and an- 
annual report of Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Treasurer of Fayet- 
tevilie Presbytery, have been examined and found cor- 
rect to date. The Treasurer is to be commended for 



164 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

the neatness and care in which the books of the Pres- 
bytery are kept, 

Respectfully submitted., 

J, C.Graham, Auditor. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The following Nomina- 
ting Committee was appointed: 

Rev. W.S. Golden, Chairman, 

Rev.C.M.Voyles 

Ruling Elder A.McEachern. 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY: The Presbytery voted 
to increase the salary of the Executive Secretary by 
$100.00 per year, from Presbytery's Fund, making the 
total salary $2400.00 per year, 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of today's sessions 
were read and adopted, 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned to meet in 
an adjourned session on June 5, 1944, at 3:00 P.M., at 
the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, NX. 

H.K.Holland, Moderator. 
W.J.Huneycutt, Permanent Clerk. 

ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs, Stated Clerk, 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 165 



CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, NX,, August 14, 1944, 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in 
the First Presbyterian Church at 11:00 A.M., was 
called to order by the last Moderator present, Rev, 
D.F.Blue, and was opened with prayer. 

ROLL: The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, C.M.Gibbs, W.J.Huney- 
cutt, M.P.Calhoun, D.F.Blue, E.D.McMahan, T.A.Gui- 
ton, L.L.Barr, F.S.Blue, J.F.Menius, I.E.Hager. - 11, 

Ruling Elders: John R. McQueen, Fairmont; R,F. 
Little, Rex. - 2. 

CALL READ; The following call for this meeting 
was read and found in order: 



Raeford, NX., August 3, 1944, 

The constitutional requirements having been met, 
I hereby call Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in spe- 
cial session in the First Presbyterian Church, Fayette- 
ville, NX., on Monday, August 14,1944, at 11:00 A. 
M., to transact the following business, if the way be 
clear: 

1. To terminate the supplyship of Rev.S.B.M.Ghis- 

elin in the Olivia group of churches and to grant to 
him a letter of dismission to Bluestone Presbytery, 



166 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

2. To dissolve the pastoral relations between Rev. 
L. L, Barr and the Fairmont Church and to grant Mr. 
Barr a letter of dismission to Enoree Presbytery. 

3. To receive and act on a report of the Commis- 
sion on the Minister and His Work, 

4. To dissolve the pastoral relations between Rev. 
T.A.Guiton and the Parkton and Rex Churches and to 
arrange for the installation of Mr.Guiton as pastor 
of the Lillington Church, 

5. To transact any business growing out of t he- 
above items. 

FT K.Holland, Moderator, 

Fayettev* . - Presbytery 

VISITOR INTRODUCED: Rev.J.C.McGee of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery was introduced to Presbytery and 
invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

MINISTER DISMISSED: At his own request the 
supplyship of Rev.S.B.M.Ghiselin at Olivia, Cameron 
Hill and Cypress Churches was terminated and he was 
granted a letter of transfer to Bluestone Presbytery. 

MINISTER DISMISSED: Rev. L.L. Barr offered his 
resignation as pastor of the Fairmont Church. The 
church concurred with Mr. Barr in this request. The 
request was granted and the pastoral relation between 
Mr. Barr and the Fairmont Church was dissolved. At 
his own request Mr. Barr was granted a letter of trans- 
fer to Enoree Presbytery. 

MINISTER RESIGNS: Rev.T.A.Guiton offered his 
resignation as pastor of Parkton and Rex Churches. 
The churches were heard from and concurred with him 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 167 

in this request. The resignation was accepted mc 

pastoral relations dissolved. 

CALL ACCEPTED: A call from the Lillington 
Church for the pastoral services of Rev. T. A. Guiton 
at a salary of $3000.00 per year, free use of the manse 
and the payment of a sum equal to seven and one -ha if 
percent of the salary to the Ministers Annuity Fund, 
was placed in his hand. Mr. Guiton signified his ac- 
ceptance of the call and the following commission was 
appointed to install him as pastor of the Lillington 
Church: Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Chairman; -Rev. D.F. Blue, Rev. 
J.F.Menius and Ruling Elder J. F. Lynch, with alter- 
nates Rev. F.S. Blue and Mr. S.J.Clark. Two ministers 
and one ruling elder are to constitute a quorum. 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of today's session 
were read and adopted, 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

D.F. Blue, Moderator 

W. J.Huneycutt, Permanent Clerk 

ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs, Stated Clerk 






MINUTES OF FAYEITEYIILB PRESBYTERY 169 



IN MEMORIAM 

This page is set apart to the memory of the fol- 
lowing Ruling Elders who died during the church year 
ending March 31,1944. 

W.N.Alford, died April 9,1944. Ashpole Church, 

James Caleb Byrd, born July 17,1881; died Dec- 
ember 17,1943, Bunnlevel Church. 

Alonzo Blue, born July 19,1882; died July 16,1943. 
Carthage Church, 

James B.McRacken, died June 14, 1943. Dundarrach 
Church. 

Martin Blue, born November 28,1861; died March 
6,1944. Eureka Church. 

Joseph Frederick Poag, born March 10,1876; died 
October 8,1943. Fayetteville First Church. 

James L.Gibson, born August 12,1883; died Octo- 
ber 29,1983, Gibson Church, 

J. Claude Williams, born June 5,1860; died Decem- 
ber 21,1943. Godwin Church. 

James M.Shaw, born January 19,1873; died March 
10,1944. Lillington Church, 

Dr. Thomas Clarence Johnson, born December 16, 
1879; died December 31,1943. Lumberton Church. 



(Continued on next page) 



170 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

John Douglas Brown, born June 2,1902; died Feb- 
ruary 24,1944. Philadelphus Church. 

Waiter A. Bullock, born September 6, 1874; died 
April 15,1943, Red Springs Church. 

Ernest Graham, born February 5,1891; died Decem- 
ber 7,1943, Red Springs Church, 

John rL Clark, died October 18, 1943, Sherwood 
Church - 

MX. McDonald, bom June 8, 1863; died July 2, 1943. 
West End Church. 

M.D.McCrummen,born September 8,1858; died March 
26,1943. West End Church, 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 171 



INDEX; 

Address 141 

Adjournment 164 

Assembly's Minutes 146 

Called Meeting 165 

Christian Education and Min. Relief 146 

Commissioners to General Assembly 156 

Commission Appointed 167 

Communications 145 

Communion Service 147 

Defense Service Council 152 
Enrollment 144, 165 

Evangelism 146 

Executive Secretary 164 

General Directory 137 

Home Missions 154 

Installations 147 

Memorial Service 147 

Memorial Page 169 

Minister and His Work 156 

Ministers Dismissed 166 

Ministers Resign 166 
Nomination Committee 151, 164 

Organization 145 

Program Committee 145 

Religious Education 152 

Resolutions 156 

Standing Committees 147 

Stated Meeting 144 

Treasurer's Report 157 

Women's Work 147 



STATISTICAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1944. 



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MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 







STATED MEETING 
Erwin, N.C, October 10, 1944. 



MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETING 
Erwin, NX, October 10, 1944. 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderator: Rev.T. A.Guiton Lillington 

Stated Clerk: Rev.C.M.Gibbs (1947) Dunn 

Permanent Clerk: Rev.W. J.Huneycutt (1947) 

Laurel Hill 
Treasurer: Rev.C.M.Gibbs (1947) Dunn 

Historian: Rev.L. A.McLaurin Robbins 



The terms of office of the following expire as in- 
dicated by the date with the name or group of names 



TRUSTEES 
I, Davidson College 

Fall 1945 - K. A. McDonald Raeford 

Fall 1946 - Rev.C.M.Gibbs Dunn 

Fall 1947 - Rev A. R. McQueen Dunn 

Fall 1948 - Mr. W. A. West Fayetteville 

II. Elise Academy 

Fall 1945 - D.D.McCrimmon, Robbins; J. M. McNeill, 
Laurinburg; W.P.Saunders, Robbins 

Fall 1946 - Rev. F.L.Goodman, Rev.C.M.Gibbs, H.S. 
Miller, Carthage. 

Fall 1947 - Rev.W. S. Golden, J.Talbot Johnson, Aber- 
deen; D. A.McLauchl i n, Vass. 

Fall 1948 - Mrs.L.L.McGoogan, St. Pauls; Mrs. Charles 
Rankin, Fayetteville; Mrs.F.L. Eubanks, 
Sanatorium. 



178 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
III. Flora Macdonald College 

Spring 1945 - Rev, H.K.Holland, Edwin Morgan, Laurel 
Hill; Mrs.D.A.McCormick, McDonald; 
Charles Rose, Fayetteville. 

Spring 1946 - Rev. John M.Alexander, Dr.D.S.Currie, 
Parkton; A. T. McLean, Lumberton; H, 
McN. Jones, Laurinburg. 

Spring 1947 - McKay McKinnon, Maxton; Rev. W.S. Gol- 
den, Dr, P.P. McCain, Sanatorium, 



IV, Donaldson Academy 

C.G.Rose, Claude W.Rankin, H.M.McKeithan, T.A. 
DeVane, Dr.D.G.McKeithan, H.M.Pinkston, of Fayette- 
ville; W.R.Sutherland, Laurinburg; M.C.Dew, Raeford; 
Rev. A .R. McQueen, Rev.CM.Gibbs, Rev.G.F.Kirkpat- 
rick. 

V. Sandy Grove Church 

Spring 1945 J. B. Cameron and McKay Blue, Raeford. 
Spring 1946 - Ryan McBryde, Raeford. 
Spring 1947 - M.G.Ray, Rockfish; Neill A.McFayden, 
Timber land, 



VL Fayetteville Presbytery 

Fall 1645 - Hinton James, Laurinburg. 
Fall 1946 - Charles G.Rose, Fayetteville 
Fall 1947 - McKay McKinnon, Maxton, 



VII. Lebannon Church Cemetery 
F.EXoxe, Ralph Purcell, Miss Kate McKenzie. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 179 

COMMITTEES 

Note:: The terms of office of all committee mem- 
bers expire at the Stated October meeting of Presby- 
tery of the year indicated, 

I. Executive Committees 

1. Home Missions 

Rev. H.K.Holland, Chairman, 

1945 - Rev. C.H.Storey, Rev, A. R. McQueen, W. A. West, 

Fayetteville. 

1946 - Rev.W.S. Golden, Rev. M.P.Calhoun, K. A. McDon- 

ald, Raeford. 

1947 - Rev. H.K.Holland, Rev, J.W.Mann, j. H. Poole, 

West End. 

2, Stewardship 
Rev, John M.Alexander, Chairman 

1945 - Rev, C.H.Storey, MX. Dew, Raeford; J.A.Mc- 

Geachy s Fayettevelle. 

1946 - Rev. J. I. Knight, Ryan McBryde, Raeford; R.L. 

Remsburg, Dunn. 

1947 - Rev. J.F.Menius, John M.Wilson, Fayetteville; 

T. A. McLean, Lumberton. 

1948 - Rev, J, B. Black, Gordon Cameron, Pinehust; W, 

M.Shaw, Fayetteville, 

3, Religious Education 
Rev, S.H.Fulton, Chairman 



180 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

1945 - Rev. R.L. Prince, Rev. J.H.McKinnon, F.E.Coxe, 

Max ton; Miss Fodie Buie, Red Springs; Mrs. 
Louis C.LaMotte, Maxton. 

1946 - Rev. D.F. Blue, Rev.M. P. Calhoun, Rev.C.M.Voy- 

les, Dr. R.L.Murray, Raeford. 

1947 - Rev. S. H. Fulton, Rev, W. B. Gaston, Rev. F.L. 

Goodman, Rev.D.H.Dulin, L.B.McKeithen, Cam- 
eron. 

4. Woman's Work 

Rev.G.F.Kirkpatriek, Chairman 

1945 - Rev. C.H.Maury 

1946 - Rev. A.M.Keith 

1947 - Rev.G.F.Kirkpatriek 



II. Permanent Committees 
1. Assembly's Work - Rev.H.A.McBath, Chairman 

1945 - Foreign Missions, Rev. Troy D.Mullis 

Assembly's Home Missions, Rev.H.G.Bedinger 
Bible Cause, Rev.D. B.K.Walthall 

1946 - Christian Ed. & Min. Relief, Rev.L.C.LaMotte 

Educational Institutions, Rev. C.H.Maury 

1947 - Minutes of General Assembly, Rev. R. R.Ramsey 

Rev.H.A.McBath 

2. Synod's Work - Rev.T.A.Guiton, Chairman 

1945 - Synod's Home Missions, Rev. D.F. Blue 

Orphans' Home, Rev. J.I. Knight 
Minutes of Synod, Rev.C. LCalcote 

1946 - Rev.T.A.Guiton 

1947 - Educational Inst., Rev.D. B.K.Walthall 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 181 
3e Presbytery's Work 
(1) Business, Rev. J.E. Ratchford, Chairman 

1945 - Auditing, J.Claude Graham 

1946 - Rev. J.E. Ratchford 

1947 - Sessional Records, Rev, A, M.Keith 



(2) Educational Institutions 
Rev.W.S.Golben, Chairman 

1945 - K, A. McDonald, Raeford 

1946 - Rev. W.S. Golden 

1947 - Halbert McN. Jones, Laurinburg 



(3) Printed Minutes, Rev. C.H.Storey, Chairman 



1945 - Rev, R.R.Ramsey 

1946 - Rev.C. H.Maury 

1947 - Rev. C.H.Storey 



(4) Moral and Social Welfare 
Rev. R.R.Ramsey, Chairman 



1945 - Rev. J. B. Black 

1946 - Rev. R.R.Ramsey 

1947 - Rev. Thompson E.Davis 



(5) Examinations 

Note: There have been no changes in this Com' 
mittee since the April 1944 meeting of Presbvtery, 



182 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

(6) Program, Rev. A.M.Keith, Chairman 

Note: Other members of the Program Committee 
are the pastor of the host church, the Stated Clerk 
and the Chairmen of the four Executive Committees, 



III. Special Committees 

On Nominations: Rev. W.S. Golden, Chairman; Rev, 
C.M.Voyles, M. A.McEachern, Red Springs. 



2. On Evangelism: Note: No change since the April 
1944 meeting of Presbytery. 



TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY- SIXTH STATED 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Erwin, NX., October 10, 1944. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred 
and Seventy- sixth Stated Meeting in the Erwin Pres- 
byterian Church, Erwin, N.C., at 10:00 A.M., was cal- 
led to order by the Moderator, Rev. H.K.Holland, and 
was opened with prayer. 

ROLL: The following were present and enrolled 
or enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: C.G.Vardell, A. R. McQueen, L.A.McLau- 
rin, G.F.Kirkpatrick, C.M.Gibbs, W. J.Huneycutt, W.S. 
Golden, S.H.Fulton, M.P.Calhoun, D.F.Blue, P. H. Bid- 
die, C.M.Voyles, LX.LaMotte, John M.Alexander, John 
H.McKinnon, F.L.Goodman, R.R.Ramsey, Troy D.Mul- 
lis, H.K.Holland, T.A.Guiton, D. B.K.Walthall, A.M. 
Keith, R.L.Prince, J. I. Knight, F.S.Biue, C.H.Maury, 
J.F.Menius, C.H.Storey, I.E.Hager, T.E.Davis, Wil- 
liam B.Gaston, H.A.McBath, J.W.Mann. - 33. 

Ruling Elders: J.A.Hodgin, Antioch; C.A.Alford, 
Ashpole; Lee Cameron, Barbecue; J.A.Kelly, Bensa- 
lem; W.J. Barefoot, Benson; N.A.Clark, Bethel; John 
D.McLeod, Bethesda; D.J. Bulla, Bluff, R. C. Byrd, 
Bunnlevei: P.T.Hopkins, Cameron; D.A.Huff ines, Cam- 
eron Hill; S.H.Miller, Carthage; M.C.Smith, Cedar 
Rock; N.P.Watson, Centre; S.Turner Fields, Culdee; 
Alex L.Cameron, Cypress; R.L.Remsburg, Dunn; Isaac 
E.Hendren, Eagle Springs; Hubert L.Johnson, Ebene- 
zer; Fred Chappel, Elise; H.T.Chapin, Ephesus; J.E. 
Bryant, Erwin; W.E. Homes, Eureka; F.L.Holcombe, Fay- 
etteville First; James G.Shaw, Flat Branch; F.M. 
Warwick, Galatia; J.E.Hinson, Gibson; J. A.McGeachy, 



184 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Highland; F.M.Davis, Iona; Vernon Currie, Jackson 
Springs; A.B.Parker, Lakeview; Charles Clark, Lau- 
rel Hill; E.H.Evans, Laurinburg; B.B. Holder, Leaf- 
let; O.L 5 Johnson, Lillington; D.G.Malloy, Lumber 
Bridge; Y/.K.Bethune, Lumberton; H.C.Cousar, Maxton; 
W.C.R. Williams, McMillan; W.A.Thompson, Midway; Lee 
McFarland, Montpelier; N.McA. Holder, Mt.Pisgah; A. 
L.Seawell, Olivia; G.M.Cameron, Pinehurst; J.M. 
Pleasants, Plainview; F.B, Sexton, Raeford; Elisha 
Worrell, Raven Rock; W.E.McCallum, Rowland; W.L. 
Thornberg, Shi 1 oh; A.L.McIntyre, Smyrna; J.A.Ged- 
die, Sunnyside; J. L. Thompson, West End, - 50 

VISITORS INTRODUCED? Rev. R.R. Gammon, Wil- 
mington Presbytery, Chaplain E.E.Mace of the Pres- 
byterian Church U.S.A., and Rev. H.A.Martin of the 
Methodist Church were introduced to Presbytery, and 
were invited to sit as visiting brethren, 

ORGANIZATION: In the absence of the Moderator- 
Nominee, Mr, Charles Ross, due to illness, Rev.T.A. 
Guiton was elected Moderator and Rev. Pe H, Biddle, 
Temporary Clerk, 

LETTER OF CONDOLENCE: Presbytery instructed 
the Stated Clerk to send a letter of symapthy to Mr. 
Charles Ross, the Nominee for Moderator for this 
meeting of Presbytery, but was unable to attend on 
account of sickness, 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE; The Program Committee 
presented a printed report which was adopted as the 
docket for this meeting of Presbytery. 

COMMUNICATIONS: The following communications 
were received and disposed of as indicated: 

a. From Mr. K. A. McDonald offering his resignation 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 185 

as a member of the Home Mission Committee. Action 
was postponed until Mr. McDonald could be interview- 
ed. 

b. From Rev, W.P.Robertson, asking to be excused 
from attending this meeting of Presbytery, which re- 
quest was granted. He also asked for a letter of trans- 
fer to Mecklenburg Presbytery, which request was also 
granted. 

MINISTER RECEIVED: Rev. D.H.DuI in, presented a 
letter of transfer from Winston- Salem Presbytery. He 
was examined as required by the Book of Church Or- 
der, and the examination was sustained as satisfac- 
tory. It was ordered that he be enrolled as a member 
of this Presbytery, after signing the obligations re- 
quired by the Presbytery of its ministers. 

REPORT OF COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND 
HIS WORK: The Commission on the Minister and His 
Work made the following report which was adopted: 

The Commission has had placed in its hands calls 
for the pastoral services of Rev.D.H.Dulin, from the 
Rowland Church for second, third, fourth and fifth 
Sunday Morning services at a salary of $1700.00 per 
year and free use of the manse. From the Iona Church 
for the first Sunday Morning, and third and fifth Sun- 
day afternoon services at a salary of $700.00 per 
year. The Commission recommends that these calls be 
found in order and placed in the hands of Mr.Dulin. 

CALLS ACCEPTED: Rev,D.H,DuIin signified his 
acceptance of the calls from the Rowland and Iona 
Churches and the following Commission was appointed 
to install him as pastor: Rev.G.F.Kirkpatrick, Chair- 
man; Rev. L.C.LaMotte, Rev. D. B.K.Walthall and Ruling 
Elder L.M.McKenzie, with alternates Rev. J. I. Knight 



186 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

and Mr.C. J.McCallum, Two ministers and one Ruling- 
Elder constitute a quorum, 

REPORT OF COMMISSIONERS: The Commissioners 
to the 1944 General Assembly fnade report of their 
attendance at the Assembly. These reports were re- 
ceived as information and the Commissioners commend- 
ed for their diligence, 

REPORT OF HISTORIAN; Rev.L.A.McLaurin, His- 
torian of the Presbytery made a verbal report which 
was received as information, 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM: The Committee on Evan- 
gelism made a report which was received as informa- 
tion, and submitted the following recommendations 
which were adopted: 

Recommendations: 

1. That Presbytery heartily endorse and adopt the 
Presbyterian Evangelistic Crusade and put forth every 
effort to make it a great success throughout the bounds 
of the Presbytery. 

2. That the period of March 4th - April 15th be 
designated as a time of special evangelistic endeavor 
by the churches of the Presbytery. 

3. That at least one week of evangelistic services 
be held in every church of the Presbytery. 

4. That each church in the Presbytery make an 
earnest effort to organize personal workers' groups, 

5. That the churches of the Presbytery take ad- 
vantage of the conferences on evangelism to be spon- 
sored by the North Carolina Council of Churches. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 187 

Respectfully submitted, 

M . P , Ca 1 houn, C ha i rman , 

HOME MISSIONS; The Home Mission Committee 
made the following report which was adopted: 

Since the April meeting of Presbytery, two ad- 
ditional workers have been added to our Home Mission 
work: Rev. H. A. McBath in the Bensalem and Eagle 
Springs Churches and Rev.W. B.Gaston at the Sanato- 
rium. This makes a total of fifteen workers, twelve 
ministers and three women, whose salary is paid in 
part by the Home Mission Committee. The Committee 
is also aiding in the support of a Negro woman worker 
among three Negro Presbyterian Churches, U.S.A.., in 
Scotland County. 

There is one field for which appropriations were 
made for this year which is still vacant, the Provi- 
dence group in Johnston County. Efforts are being 
made to secure a minister for this group, but there 
are some necessary improvements to be made on the 
manse. The churches of this group are taking steps 
to have these repairs made. Rev.E.D.McMahan is sup- 
plying this field temporarily. 

The Committee feels that there a great need and 
opportunity for the opening up work near the Veterans' 
Hospital north of Fayetteville. We plan to ask aid 
for this work from the Home Mission Emergency Fund. 

In surveying the conditions in the Home Mission 
fields of the Presbytery, it is the opinion of the 
Committee that there are fields which are too large and 
re-adjustment in such cases is badly needed. Our work- 
ers are doing a splendid work in spite of the fact 
that in some cases they are having to carry too heavy 
a load. 



188 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

After consideration of the situation at Gilmore 
Memorial Presbyterian Church, it was thought best to 
grant Rev. F.S. Blue permission to discontinue services 
there. Practically all of the members are now re- 
moved from the bounds of that congregation. 

Your Committee attempted the raising of a Home 
Mission Ministers' Vacation Fund, which proved very 
successful. About $300.00 was raised for this pur- 
pose. This amount was supplemented by the Synod's 
Home Mission Committee and the Assembly's Fund. The 
expenditure of these funds in assistnig our Home Mis- 
sion pastors to have vacations has not yet been re- 
ported to the Presbytery's office. 

Your Committee would like to give emphasis to the 
task before our Presbytery in the Home Mission Emer- 
gency Fund, Last year with a quota of $6,700,00, we 
raised 58%, or slightly over $3,900.00. This year our 
quota is the same and we are hoping that we shall do 
better. If every church will do its best to raise its 
individual quota, our Presbytery will have no diffi- 
culty in coming up to its full quota. The quotas for 
the individual churches are the same. In some cases 
the quotas may not be equitable, but by and large we 
feel that they represent about the fairest distribution 
that can be reached. The dates for the campaign are 
October 2nd - November 5th, during the Home Mission 
Season. 

Recommendations; 

1. That by a rising vote we express our apprecia- 
tion to our splendid group of Home Mission ministers 
and workers for their faithful and loyal and conse- 
crated work, and that special prayer be made for them. 

2. That Rev. F. S. Blue be granted permission to 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 189 
discontinue services at Gilmore Memorial Church. 

3. That Naomi Church be given $500.00, or as 
much of that sum that will be needed, to complete 
the erection of a new church building. 

4. That the churches receiving Home Mission aid 
will do all in their power to raise the salary of 
their minister to $2,000.00 and free use of a manse, 
the Home Mission Committee agreeing not to reduce 
appropriations to the fields if this is done. 

5. That the Presbytery approve the recommenda- 
tion of this Committee that the work around the 
Veterans' Hospital be submitted as a Home Mission 
Emergency project. 

6. That Mr. J.M.Wells, Jr., Synod's Campaign Man- 
ager for the Home Mission Emergency Fund, be heard 
in the interest of the Emergency Fund. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S.H.Fulton, Chairman. 

FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE: Rev.C.G. Vardell, 
former President of Flora Macdonald College, spoke 
to the Presbytery in the interest of the College, 

STANDING COMMITTEES: The following were ap- 
pointed Chairmen of the Standing Committees: 
Bills and Overtures: Rev. H.K.Holland. 
Resolutions: Rev L, A.McLaurin. 

COATS CHURCH: The matter of the sale of the 
Coats Church property was referred to the Presby- 
tery's Home Mission Committee. 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess tor ten minutes. 



190 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Presbytery reconvened and heard the Presbyterial 
Sermon by the retiring Moderator, Rev, H.K.Holland, 
on the text, John 17:8 and 18, 

COMMUNION SERVICE: The Communion of the Lord's 
Supper was observed, Rev. A. M.Keith, Rev.L.A.McLau- 
rin and Rev.C.M.Gibbs presiding. 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess until 2:15 P.M., 
for lunch. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:15 P.M., and heard an 
address by Mr. j. M.Wells, Jr., of Winston-Salem, on 
"The Home Mission Emergency Fund". 

NOMINATIONS: The Committee on Nominations made 
its report which was adopted. (See General Directory) 

DEFENSE SERVICE: The Committee on Defense 
Service made a verbal report which was received as 
information, and the following recommendations were 
adopted: 

Recommendations: 

1. That Presbytery accept its quota for Defense 
Service, $3,262.00, and that this be referred to the 
Stewardship Committee for apportionment to the chur- 
ches. 

2, That Presbytery urge the churches, regardless 
of how soon the war with Germany may end, to con- 
tinue to support this work for the coming year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H.K.Holland, Chairman. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 191 

STEWARDSHIP: The Committee on Stewardship 
made a verbal report which was received as informa- 
tion, 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION; The Committee on Re- 
ligious Education made a verbal report which was re- 
ceived as information. 

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS; The Committee on 
Educational Institutions made a verbal report which 
was received as information and the following recom- 
mendation was adopted: 

Recommendation; 

That each Presbyterian pastor be requested to make 
an announcement from the pulpit or in the church bul- 
letin on Sunday, October 22,1944, which is Reforma- 
tion Day, or on Sunday, December 10,1944, asking Pres- 
byterians who find themselves in position to make 
special tax-exempt donations before closing the year's 
business, to consider a gift which will help in the 
effort to secure the required endowment for Presby^ 
terian Junior College. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W.S. Golden, Chairman. 

MINUTES OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY: The Commit- 
tee on the Minutes of the General Assembly recom- 
mended the approval of the Proposed Amendments to 
the Book of Church Order (pages 152 - 162, 1944 As- 
sembly's Minutes), which recommendation was adopted, 

CANDIDATE RECEIVED: The Committee on Chris- 
tian Education and Ministerial Relief presented Mr. 
Murdock McKelway Calhoun who asked to be taken un- 
der the care of the Presbytery as a candidate for the 



192 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

ministry. Mr. Calhoun was examined as required by the 
Book of Church Order, which examination was sustained 
as satisfactory. A charge was delivered to the can- 
didate and Presbytery engaged in prayer in his behalf. 
Mr. Calhoun was enrolled as a candidate for the min- 
istry under the care of this Presbytery, 

BIBLE CAUSE: The Committee on Bible Cause 
made a verbal report which was received as informa- 
tion and the following recommendation was adopted; 

Recommendation; 

That Presbytery urge upon its members daily prayer 
for the American Bible Society and its great work 
in giving the Word of God to every nation in its na- 
tive tongue, 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. B.K.Walthall, Chairman. 

REPORT ON INSTALLATIONS; The following re- 
ports on Installations were received and admitted to 
the records of Presbytery, with Presbrtery approving 
the action of these commissions where a full quorum 
was not present: 

On Installation of Rev. J.W.Mann: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presby- 
tery to install Rev. J. W. Mann as pastor of Antioch 
Church met at the church on Sunday, September 17, 
1944, at 11:00 A.M., with the following members pres- 
ent: Rev. H.K.Holland, Rev.H.G.Bedinger, and Ruling 
Elder K. A. McDonald. The meeting was called to or- 
der by Rev. II. K. Holland, Chairman, and was led in 
prayer by him. In the absence of Rev. M.P.Calhoun, 
the Commission requested Rev.C.M.Gibbs, who was pre- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 193 

sent, to preach the sermon, which he did very accep- 
tably. Rev.H.G.Bedinger charged the pastor and Mr. 
K. A. McDonald charged the congregation. The presid- 
ing officer declared the installation completed in ac- 
cord with the Book of Church Order. The minutes of 
the meeting were read and adopted and the Commis- 
sion adjourned with prayer, 

H.K.Holland, Chairman. 
H.G.Bedinger, Clerk, 

On Installation of Rev.T.A.Guiton: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery to install Rev.T.A.Guiton as pastor of 
Lillington Church met at the church on September 17, 
1944, at 8:00 P.M., with the following present: Rev. 
C.M.Gibbs, Chairman; Rev. D.F. Blue, Rev. j.F.Menius, 
and Ruling Elders J. F. Lynch and S. j. Clark. The meet- 
ing was opened with prayer. Rev. C.M.Gibbs presided 
and propounded the constitutional questions, Rev.D. 
F.Blue preached the sermon. Rev. J.F.Menius charged 
the pastor and Mr. J. F. Lynch charged the congregation. 
Rev.T.A.Guiton was declared duly installed pastor of 
the Lillington Church in accordance with the require- 
ments of the Book of the Book of Church Order. The 
minutes of the meeting were read and adopted and the 
Commission adjourned with prayer, 

C.M.Gibbs, Chairman and Clerk. 

On Installation of Rev, Harvey A.McBath: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presby- 
tery to install Rev. H. A.McBath as pastor of the Ben- 
sal em Church met at the church on September 10, 1944, 
at 11:00 A.M., with the following present: Rev. CM. 
Gibbs, Chairman; Rev. R. R . Ramsey, and Ruling Elders 



194 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

M.A.Clark of the Jackson Springs Church and J.W.Page 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery. The meeting was opened 
with prayer. Rev.C.M.Gibbs, presided, preached the 
sermon and propounded the constitutional questions. 
Rev. R.R. Ramsey charged the pastor, and by invitation 
Mr. J. W.Page of Mecklenburg Presbytery charged the 
congregation. Rev.H. A.McBath was declared duly in- 
stalled pastor of the Bensalem Presbyterian Church 
in accordance with the requirements of the Book of 
Church Order. The Minutes were read and adopted and 
the meeting adjourned with prayer, 

C.M.Gibbs, Chairman and Gierke 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presby- 
tery to install Rev.H. A.McBath as pastor of Eagle 
Springs Presbyterian Church met at the church at 8:00 
p.m., on September 10, 1944, with the following pres- 
ent: Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Chairman, Rev. R.R. Ramsey, Mr. 
M.A.Clark, and Rev. George F.Houck and Mr. J. W.Page 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery, The meeting was opened 
with prayer. Rev.C.M.Gibbs presided and propounded 
the constitutional questions and charged the pastor. 
Rev. R.R. Ramsey preached the sermon. By invitation 
Mr. J. W.Page charged the congregation. Rev.H. A.Mc- 
Bath was declared duly installed as pastor of the 
Eagle Springs Church according to the Book of Church 
Order. The minutes of the Commission were read and 
adopted and the Commission adjourned with prayer. 

C.M.Gibbs, Chairman and Clerk. 

On the Ordination and Installation of Rev. W.B.Gaston: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery to ordain Licentiate William B.Gaston and in- 
stall him as pastor of Shiloh Church met at the church 
on June 25, 1944, at 3:00 P.M., with the following 



MLNUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 195 

present: Rev. H.K.Holland, Chairman; Rev. A. ... Mc- 
Queen, Rev. C.H.Storey, Ruling Elder K. A. McDonald, 
and by invitation Rev. Ray Riddle of Congaree Pres- 
bytery. The meeting was opened with prayer, Rev.C. 
H.Storey was appointed Clerk. The sermon was prea- 
ched by Rev. Ray Riddle, a former pastor of the Li- 
centiate. The Commission accepted the examination 
before Presbytery for licensure as satisfactory for 
ordination. The questions for ordination were an- 
swered satisfactorily by both the licentiate and the 
congregation. The Commission then ordained Mr. Gas- 
ton with the laying on of hands and prayer, Rev.A.R. 
McQueen charged the pastor and Mr. K. A. McDonald 
charged the congregation. Rev. William B.Gaston was 
declared duly elected, ordained and installed as pas- 
tor of the Shiloh Church in accord with the Book of 
Church Order. The newly installed pastor pronounced 
the benediction and the Commission took recess to 
meet at Bethel Church tonight at 8:00 P.M. 

The Commission reconvened at Bethel Church at 
8;00 P.M., with the following present: Rev. H.K.Hol- 
land, Chairman; Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev.C. H. Storey, 
Ruling Elder Edgar Hall and Rev. Ray Riddle. By in- 
vitation, Rev. Ray Riddle preached the sermon. Rev. 
A. R. McQueen charged the pastor, Mr. Edgar Hall char- 
ged the congregation, Rev. W. B. Gaston was declared 
duly installed as pastor of Bethel Church in accord 
with the Book of Chuuch Order. The minutes were 
read and adopted and the Commission adjourned with 
prayer, 

H.K.Holland, Chairman. 
C.H.Storey, Clerk. 

Minister and His Work: The Commission on the 
Minister and His Work made a verbal report which was 
as information. 



196 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

RESOLUTIONS: The Committee on Resolutions sub- 
mitted the following report which was adopted by a 
rising vote: 

That Presbytery express its appreciation for the 
invitation from the Erwin and Bunnlevel Churches to 
hold this session in the Erwin Church, for the cor- 
dial reception, for the genuine hospitality shown by 
the pastor and the people and for the bountiful lunch 
so graciously served. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L.A.McLaurin, Chairman. 

NEXT MEETING: The place for the next meeting 
was left for the Stated Clerk to arrange, Rev.H.K. 
Holland was elected Chairman of the Program Com- 
mittee and Rev. A.M. Keith was nominated for Moder- 
ator, 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of today's sessions 
were read and adopted. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer 
to meet on January 16, 1945, at a place to be ar- 
ranged. 

T. A.Guiton, Moderator. 

W. J.Huneycutt, Permanent Clerk. 

ATTEST: C.Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



TWO HUiNDRED AND SEVENTY-SEVENTH STATED 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Maxton, NX., January 16,1945. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred 
and Seventy-seventh Stated Session at Presbyterian 
Junior College at 10:00 A.M., was called to order 
by the Moderator, Rev-T- A.Guiton, and opened with 
prayer. 

ROLL; The following were present and enrolled 
or were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery; 

Ministers: M.D. McNeill, C.G.Vardell, A. R. Mc- 
Queen, L.A.McLaurin, G.F.Kirkpatrick, C.M.Gibbs, 
J. B. Black, W.J.Huneycutt, L.G.Calhoun, W S. Golden, 
S.H.Fulton, H.G.Bedinger, D.F.Blue, P.ILBiddle, C. 
M.Voyles, L.C.LaMotte, John M.Alexander, F.L.Good- 
man, R.R.Ramsey, Troy D.Mullis, H.K.Holland, T.A. 
Guiton, A.M.Keith, J. I. Knight, C.H.Maury., J.E.Ratch- 
ford, J.F.Menius, C.H.Storey, W.B.Gaston, H.A.Mc- 
Bath, J.W.Mann, D.H.Dulin, J.Hoge Smith. - 33, 

Ruling Elders: H.F.Currie, Antioch; J.A.McGirt, 
Ashpole; T.N. Horn les, Barbecue; E.L.Kelly, Bensalem; 
D.H.Yarborough, Bethel; J.H.Suttenfield, Bethesda; 
R.E.Byrd, Bunnlevel; Kay Maples, Cameron: J. T. Mc- 
Neill, Cameron Hill; J.B.Calhoun, Church m the Pines; 
D.K.McKenzie, Culdee; Duncan Darroch, Cypress; Har~ 
vey Bass, Dunn; G.E.Walker, Elise; Leander Lee, Eph- 
esus; C.B,Williams,Fayetteville First; A.A.Ray, Gala- 
tia; J.E.Hinson, Gibson; H.M.Pinkston, Highland; W.A. 
McCormick, Tona; A. Lacy Currie, Jackson Springs; H. 
F.Monroe, Laurel Hill; A.M.Fairley, Laurinburg; B.B. 
Holder, Leaflet; O.L.Johnson, Lillington; J.W.Wili- 
ford, Lumber Bridge; McKay McKinnon, Maxton; M.M. 
Clark, McPherson; G. W.McIntyre, Midway; Johnnie Pat- 



198 MINUTES OF FAYETTEV1LLE PRESBYTERY 

terson, Mt.Pisgah; E.E.Perkins, Olivia: Hugh Monroe, 
Pembroke; W.D. McKay, Philadelphus; R.L.Murray, Rae- 
f ord; R. L. Campbel 1 , Rowland; D. C. Stewart , Smyrna; 
Bethel Dunlap, Spies; J. L. Thompson, West End, ■ 38. 

VISITORS: The following visitors were introduced 
to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting brethren: 
Rev. R.R. Gammon of Wilmington Presbytery; Rev. J.Hoge 
Smith of 'Meridian Presbytery; Chaplain E.E.Mace of 
the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.; Rev.C.P.Womack of 
the local Methodist Church, 

ORGANIZATION: Rev. A.M.Keith was elected Mod- 
erator and Rev.P.H.Biddle, Temporary Clerk, 

REPORT OF PROGRAM COMMITTEE. The Program 
Committee submitted a printed report which was adop- 
ted as a docket for this meeting of Presbytery. 

STANDING COMMITTEES: The following Standing- 
Committees were appointed; 

Bills and Overtures: Rev.T. A.Guiton, Chairman; 
Rev. J, I. Knight and Mr, Hugh Monroe, 

Resolutions: Rev. F.L.Goodman, Rev.G.F.Kirkpat- 
rick and Mr.R.E.Byrd, 

MINISTER RESIGNS: Rev. John H. McKinnon, Jr., 
off erred his resignation as pastor of the Maxton Chu- 
rch, and asked that the pastoral relations between 
himself arid the church be dissolved. The church was 
heard from through its representative signifying that 
the congregation had concurred in this request. The 
resignation was accepted and the pastoral relations 
were dissolved. At his own request Rev. John H. Mc- 
Kinnon was granted a letter of dismission to Concord 
Presbytery. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 199 

MINISTERS RECEIVED: Rev. R.R. Gammon of Wil- 
mington Presbytery and Rev.J.Hoge Smith, Meridian 
Presbytery presented letters of dismission from their 
respective Presbyteries to this Presbytery. They were 
examined as required by the Book of Church Order 
and the examinations were sustained as satisfactory. 
They were enrolled as members of this Presbytery af- 
ter signing the obligations required by the Presby- 
tery of its members, 

COMMUNICATIONS: The following communications 
were received and disposed of as indicated: 

a. Calls from the Olivia, Cypress, Cameron Hill 
Churches for the pastoral services of Rev.J.Hoge 
Smith. Referred to the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work, 

b. From Assembly's Committee on Radio. Rev. John 
M, Alexander was heard in connection with this com- 
munication. Received as information. 

c. From Rev. Ralph E.McCaskill asking to be ex- 
cused from attending this meeting of Presbytery, and 
to be granted permission to labor outside the bounds 
of Presbytery, These requests were granted. 

d. From Leaflet Church asking permission to cha- 
nge the terms of its call. Referred to the Commis- 
sion on the Minister and His Work. 

ADDRESS: Rev.C.G.Vardell addressed the Presby- 
tery in the interest of Flora Macdonaid College. 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess for preparation 
for the Communion Service. 

PRESBYTERIAL SERMON: Presbytery reconvened 



200 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

and heard the Presbyterial sermon by Rev. T. A. Gui ton 

on the text Matthew 28:18-20, 

COMMUNION SERVICE: Presbytery observed the 
Communion of the Lord's Supper, Rev.L.C.LaMotte and 
Rev.G.F.Kirkpatrick presiding. 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess until 2:30 P.M. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:30 P.M., and was o- 
pened with prayer. 

REPORT ON NOMINATIONS: The Committee on 
Nominations made its report which was adopted. (See 
General Directory), 

REPORT OF COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND 
HIS WORK: The Commission on the Minister and His 
Work made the following report which was adopted: 

Recommendat i ons : 

1. That Lumber Bridge Church be permitted to em- 
ploy Rev.G.F.Kirkpatrick as Stated Supply for three 
months or until a pastor is called. 

2. That Leaflet Church be permitted to change 
the terms of its call from $300.00 per year to $450 
per year beginning January 1, 1945, and that the church 
be commended for this action. 

3. That the calls for the pastoral services of Rev. 
J.Hoge Smith from Olivia Church for two morning ser- 
vices at a salary of $1300.00 per year and free use 
of the manse; from Cameron Hill Church for one morn- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 201 

ing and one night service per month, at a salary oi 
$480 . 00 per year; and from Cypress Church for one 
morning and one afternoon service per month at a sal- 
ary of $600,00 per year, with each church paying its 
part in the Ministers' Annuity Fund, be found in or- 
der and placed in his hands. 

Respectfully submitted, 

j.F.Menius, Chairman 

REPORT OF COMMISSION, The Commission ap- 
pointed to install Rev.D. H. Dulin as pastor of Row 
land and lona Churches submitted the following re- 
port which was admitted to the records of Presbytery; 

The Commission appointed hy Fayetteville Presby- 
tery to install Rev. D.rL Dulin as pastoi of res- 
byterian Church met at the church at 4:00 p.m., on 
Sunday, October 29, 1944, with Rev.G.F.Kirkpatrick, 
Chairman; Rev.L.C.LaMotte, Rev.D. B.K.Walthall and 
Elders L.M.McKenzie and C.J.McCalluin present. The 
meeting was opened with prayer, L.M.McKenzie was 
elected Clerk. Rev.G.F.Kirkpatrick presided and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. Rev.L.C.LaMotte 
preached the sermon. Rev. D.K.Walthall charged the 
pastor and L.M.McKenzie charged the congregation. 
The constitutional questions having been answered in 
the affirmative, Rev. D.H. Dulin was dec --ire:' duly in- 
stalled as pastor of lona Church according to the 
Book of Church Order. The minutes of the commission 
were read and approved and the meeting adjourned 
with prayer. 

G.F.Kirkpatrick, Chairman 
L.M.McKenzie, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presby- 
tery to install Rev, D.H. Dulin as pastor of the Row- 



202 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

land Presbyterian Church met at the Rowland Church 
at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, October 29, 1944. The follow- 
ing were present: Rev.L.C.LaMotte, Rev. G. F. Kirkpat- 
rick, Rev. D. B.K.Walthall, Rev. J. I. Knight and Ruling 
Elders L.M.McKenzie and G. J.McCallum. Rev.L.C.La- 
Motte was elected clerk. Rev. L.C . LaiMotte presided. 
Rev.D, B. K.Walthall preached the sermon. Rev. J. I. 
Knight propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. 
G.F.Kirkpatrick charged the pastor and Mr. L. M.Mc- 
Kenzie charged the congregation. The constitutional 
questions having been answered in the affirmative, 
Rev.D.H.Dulin was declared duly installed as pastor 
of the Rowland Church according to the Book of Chu- 
rch Order. The minutes of the Commission were read 
and adopted. The meeting adjourned with prayer. 

L.C.LaMotte, Chairman and Clerk. 

HOME MISSIONS: The Home Mission Committee sub- 
mitted the following recommendations which were a- 
dopted: 

Recommendat i ons : 

1. That $2,000.00 be appropriated from the Elise 
Academy Fund for the new church building near the 
Veterans Hospital at Fayetteville, N.C. 

That Presbytery recommend to the Trustees of Pres- 
bytery the sale of the manse on Cool Spring Street, 
Fayetteville, N.C, and give authority for the sale, 
and that the part owned by the South Fayetteville 
Church when this church is dissolved be appropriated 
to the new work near the Veterans Hospital, 

Respectfully submitted, 

H.K.Holland, Chairman, 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 203 

COMMISSION APPOINTED: The following Commis- 
sion was appointed to visit the South Fayetteville 
Church and, if the way be clear, dissolve the church, 
assigning the members to the churches of their choice; 
Rev. F.L.Goodman, Chairman; Rev. J. F, Men i us, Rev.C. 
M.Gibbs and Ruling Elder S.H.McPherson. 

CALLS ACCEPTED: Rev. J. Hoge Smith signified 
his acceptance of the calls from Olivia, Cypress and 
Cameron Hill Churches, and the following commission 
was appointed to install him: Rev.L. A. McLaur in, Chair- 
man; Rev.C. M.Gibbs, Rev. C.H.Maury, Rev.P.H.Biddle, 
Rev.C.M. Voyles, and Ruling Elders Lee Cameron and 
T.N.Holmes. 

STEWARDSHIP: The Stewardship Committee sub- 
mitted the following report which was adopted: 

Recommendat i ons : 

1 That Presbytery accept the amount of $3,262.00 
asked of this Presbytery for the work of the Assem- 
bly's Defense Service Council. 

2. That the above amount be distributed among the 
churches of the Presbytery as follows: 

Antioch $ 32 Jackson Springs 42 



Ashpole 


49 


Lakeview 


4 


Barbecue 


4 


Laurel Hill 


21 


Bensalem 


16 


Laurinburg 


355 


Benson 


3 


Leaflet 


7 


Berea 


2 


Lillington 


32 


Bethel 


21 


Lumber Bridge 


7 


Bethesda 


64 


Lumber ton 


290 


Big Rockfish 


7 


Manly 


13 


Bluff 


5 


Maxton 


186 


Brownson Memo. 


13 


McMillan 


4 



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Buies Creek 


$ 2 


McNair Memo. 


2 


Bunn level 


10 


McPherson 


38 


Cameron 


25 


Midway 


13 


Cameron Hill 


5 


Montpelier 


42 


Campbell ton 


2 


Mt.Pisgah 


9 


Cape Fear 


2 


Mt. Tabor 


5 


Carthage 


64 


Naomi 


2 


Cedar Rock 


2 


Olivia 


32 


Centre 


12 


Palestine 


2 


Ch.in the Pines 


42 


Parkton 


7 


Ch.of the Covenant 17 


Pembroke 


9 


Comfort 


4 


Philadelphus 


16 


Culdee 


13 


Philippi 


2 


Cypress 


11 


Pinehurst 


21 


Dundarrach 


2 


Plainview 


2 


Dunn 


80 


Priest Hill 


2 


Eagle Springs 


4 


Providence 


3 


Ebenezer 


4 


Raeford 


186 


Elise 


18 


Raven Rock 


14 


Ephesus 


8 


Red Springs 


158 


Erwin 


21 


Rex 


16 


Eureka 


20 


Rowland 


63 


Fairmont 


5 


Sardis 


13 


Fayetteville 1st 


464 


Sherwood 


11 


Flat Branch 


13 


Shi 1 oh 


26 


Four Oaks 


2 


Smyrna 


26 


Galatia 


17 


Spies 


4 


Gibson 


11 


St. Pauls 


78 


Godwin 


15 


Sunny side 


11 


Grove 


4 


Union 


4 


Highland 


270 


Unity 


2 


Hope Mills 


2 


Vass 


4 


Horseshoe 


2 


West End 


37 


Iona 


37 


Westminster 


2 




Respectfully submitted, 






John M.Alexander, 


Chairman, 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 205 

HISTORIAN: Rev.L, A.McLaurin, Presbytery's His- 
torian, made a verbal report which was received as 
information, 

REPORT ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: The Commit- 
tee on Religious Education made a verbal report which 
was received as information, 

REPORT ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND MINIS- 
TERIAL RELIEF: The Committee on Christian Educa- 
tion and Ministerial Relief submitted the following 
recommendations which were adopted: 

1. That Presbytery approve a loan from the Assem- 
bly's Committee to Candidate Thomas A.Guiton, Jr., 
for the amount of $100,00. 

2. That Candidate D. Hilton Seals be permitted 
to carry on his Theological Studies at Duke Univer- 
sity, until the termination of the Navy's V-12 pro- 
gram. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L.C.LaMotte, Chairman 

REPORT ON RESOLUTIONS: The Committee on 
Resolutions submitted the following report which was 
adopted by a rising vote: 

Fayetteville Presbytery does hereby express to 
Mr. Edwin Morgan its appreciation of his unselfish and 
effecient leadership in the interest of Flora Macdon- 
ald College, and her financial stability throughout 
the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F.L.Goodman, Chairman 



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COMMISSIONERS: The following Commissioners to 

the 1945 General Assembly were elected: 





Princ 


ipals 




Ministers 






Ruling Elders 


S.H.Fulton 






Dr. R.L.Murray 


M.P.Calhoun 






W. A. West 


J.F.Menius 






Charles Ross 


JU. Knight 






C.C, Underwood 




Alternates 




R.R Ramsey 






McKay McKinnon 


W.S. Golden 






Ryan McBryde 


T.E.Davis 






A.H.White 


L.C.LaMotte 






T.N.Holmes 



RESOLUTION ADOPTED: The following Resolution 
was adopted: That at least ten ministers and ten Rul- 
ing Elders be nominated when electing Commissioners 
t o the General Assembl y . 

i NEXT MEETING: Presbytery accepted an invitation 
to the Lumber Bridge Church for the April meeting 
of Presbytery. Rev. R.R.Ramsey was nominated for Mod- 
erator and Rev.G.F.Kirkpatrick was elected Chairman 
o f the Program Committee . 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of today's sessions 
were read and adopted . 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer 
to meet on April 17, 1945, at 10:00 a.m., at Lumber 
Bridge Church. 

A.M.Keith, Moderator 
W. J. Huneycutt, Permanent Clerk 
ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs, Stated Clerk 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 207 



INDEX 






Addresses 


189, 


199 


Adjournment 


196, 


206 


Bible Cause 




192 


Candidate Received 




191 


Christian Education 




205 


Coats Church 




189 


Commissioners to General Assembly 


196, 


206 


Commission Appointed 




185 


Communications 


184, 


199 


Communion Service 




200 


Defense Service Council 




190 


Enrollment 


183, 


197 


Evangelism 




186 


Historian 


186, 


205 


Home Missions 


187, 


202 


Installations 


192, 


202 


Minister and His Work 


185, 


200 


Ministers Received 


185, 


199 


Minister Resigns 




198 


Minutes of General Assembly 




191 


Moderator Nominated 


196, 


206 


Nominations 


190, 


200 


Organization 


184, 


198 


Presbyterial Sermon 




199 


Program Committee 


184, 


198 


Religious Education 




205 


Resolutions 


196, 


205 


South Fayetteville Church 




203 


Standing Committees 


198, 


198 


Stated Meetings 


183, 


197 


Stewardship 


191, 


203 






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MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 3 

GENERAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 
Moderators : 

Rev. R. R. Ramsey — April 1945 ! . Jackson Springs 

Stated Clerk— Rev. C. M. Gib'bs (1947) ....Dunn 

Permanent Clerk— Rev. W. J. Huneycutt (1947) Laurel Hill 

Temporary Clerk — Rev. P. H. Biddle Broadway 

Historian — Rev. L. A. McLaurin Mullins, S. C. 

The terms of office in the following groups .expire as indicated 
by the date with each name or group of names. 

TRUSTEES 
I. Davidson College 

Fall 1945— Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

Fall 1946— Rev. C. M. Gibbs Dunn 

Fall 1947— Rev. A. R. McQueen Dunn 

Fall 1948— Mr. W.'A. West Fayetteville 

II. Elise Academy- 
Fall 1945— Mr. D. D. McCrimmon, R'obbins; Mr. M. J. McNeill, 

Laurinburg; Mr. W. P. Saunders, R'obbins. 
Fall 1946— Rev. F. L. Goodman, Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Mr. S. H. Miller, 

Carthage. 
Fall 1947— Rev. W. S. Golden, Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen; 
Fall 1948— Mrs. L. L. McGoogan, St Pauls; Mrs. Charles Rankin, 

Fayetteville ; Mrs. F. L. Eubanks, Sanatorium. 

III. Flora Macdonald College 

Spring 1946— Rev. John M. Alexander, Dr.' D. S. Currie, Parkton; 

Mr. A. T. McLean, Lumberton; Mr. H. McN. Jones, 

Laurinburg. 
Spring 1947— Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton ; Dr. P. P. McCain, 

Sanatorium; Dr. C. T. Johnson, Red Springs; Rev. 

W. S. Golden. 
Spring 1948 — Rev. H. K. Holland, Mr. Edwin Morgan, Laurinburg; 

Mrs. D. A. McCormick, McDonald; Mr. Charles G. 

Rose, Fayetteville. 

IV. Donaldson Academy- 
Charles G. Rose,. Claude Rankin, Hector McKeithan, T. A. De- 
Vane, Dr. D. G. McKeithan, H. M. Pinkston, Fayetteville; W. R. 
Sutherland, Laurinburg; M. C. Dew Raeford; Rev. A. R. McQueen 
Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Rev. C. M. Gibbs. 

V. Sandy Grove Church Property ' 

Spring 1946— Mr. Ryan McBryde, Raeford. 

Spring 1947— Mr. M. G. Ray, Rockfish ; Mr. Neill A. McFadyen. Tim- 

berland. 
Spring 1948— Mr. J. B, Cameron and Mr, McKay Blue, Raeford. 

VI. Fayetteville Presbytery 

Fall 1946— Mr. Charles G. Rose, Fayetteville. 

Fall 1947— Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton. ' ■ " • . 

Fall 1948— Mr. Hinton James, Laurinburg. 



4 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

VII. Lebannon Church Cemetery 

Mr. F. E. Coxe, Mr. Ralph Purcell, Miss Kate McKenzie. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

Note : The term of office of all executive committee members 
expire at the Stated October meeting of the Presbytery of the year 
indicated. 

I. Presbytery's Home Missions 

Rev. H. K. Holland, Chairman 
1940 — Rev. C. H. Sjtorey, Rev. A. R. McQueen, Mr. W. A. West, 

Fayetteville. 
1946— Rev. W. S. Golden, Rev. J. I. Knight, Mr. K. A. McDonald, 

Raeford. 
1947_Rev. H. K. Holland, Rev. J. [W. Mann, Mr. J. H. Poole, West 

End. 

II. Stewardship 

Rev. John M. Alexander, Chairman 

1945— Rev. C. H. Storey, Mr. M. C. Dew, Raeford; Mr. J. A. Mc- 

Geachy, Fayetteville. 
1946— Rev. J. I. Knight, Mr. Ryan McBryde, Raeford; Mr. R. L. 

Remsburg, Dunn. 
1947— Rev. J. F. Menius, Mr. John M. Wilson, Fayetteville; Mr. A. 

T. McLean, Lumberton. 
1948— Rev. J. B. Black, Mr. Gordon Cameron, Pinehurst; Mr. W. 

M. Shaw, Fayetteville. 

III. Religious Education 

Rev. S. H. Fulton, Chairman 

Chairmen of Sub- Committees 

Leadership Training — Rev. R. L. Prince 

Young People's Division — Rev. Thompson E. Davis. 

Adult Division — Rev. F. L. Goodman. 

Children's Division — Rev. D;. F. Blue. 

Country Church and Sunday School Extension — Rev. D. H. Dulin. 

Bible Instruction in Public Schools — Rev. S. H. Fulton. 

1945— Rev. R. L. Prince, Rev. T. E. Davis, Mr. F. E. Coxe, Maxton. 
1946— Rev. D. F. Blue, Rev. A. M. Keith, Rev. C. M. Voyles, Dr. R. 

L. Murray, Raeford. 
1947— Rev. S. H. Fulton, Rev. Wm. B. Gaston, Rev. F. L. Goodman, 

Rev. Dl H. Dulin, Mr. L. B. McKeithan, Cameron. 

Advisory Members From the Presbyterial 

Mrs. J. E. Ratchford, Robbins ; Miss Fodie Buie, Red Springs ; Miss 
Kate Sutton, Fayetteville ; Miss Flora McQfueen, Dunn ; Mrs. S. H. Ful- 
ton, Laurinburg; Miss Anna McQueen, Rowland; Mrs. W. T. Covington, 
Raeford. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 5 

IV. Woman's Work 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Chairman. 

1945— Rev. C. H. Maury. 
1946— Rev. A. M. Keith. 
1947— Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

Note: The terms of office of all permanent committee members 
expire at the Stated October meeting of the Presbytery of the year 
indicated. 

I. Assembly's Work 

Rev. Harvey A. McBath, Chairman 

1945 — Foreign Missions, Rev. Troy D. Mullis. 

Assembles Home Missions, Rev. H. G. Bedinger. 

Bible Cause, Rev. D. $. K. Walthall. 
1946 — Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, Rev. L. C. LaMotte. 

Educational Institutions, Rev. C. Hj. Maury. 
1947 — Minutes of the Central Assembly, Rev. R. R. Ramsey. 

Rev. Harvey A. McBath. 

II. Synod's Work 

Rev. T. A. Guiton, Chairman 

1945 — Synod's Home Missions, Rev. D. F. Blue. 

Orphans' Home, Rev. J. I. Knight. 

Minu[tes of Synod, Rev. Frank S. Blue. 
1946— Rev. T. A. Guiton. 
1947— Educational Institutions, Rev. D. B. K. Walthall. 

III. Presbytery's Work 

1. Business — Rev. J. E. Ratchford, Chairman. 
1945 — Auditing : Mr. J. C. Graham, Erwin. 

1946— Rev. J. E. Ratchford. . , 

1947 — Sessional Records: Rev. A. M. Keith. 

2. Educational Institutions — Rev. W. S. Golden, Chairman. 
1945— Mr. K. A. McDonald, Raeford. 

1946— Rev. W. S. Golden. 

1947 — Mr. HJ. McN. Jones, Laurinburg. 

3. Printed Minuses — Rev. C. H. Storey, Chairman. 
1945— Rev. R. R. Ramsey. 

1946— Rev. C. H. Maury. 
1947— Rev. C. H. Storey. 

4. Moral and Social Welfare — Rev. R. R. Ramsey, Chairman. 
1945— Rev. J. B. Black. 

1946— Rev. R. R. Ramsey. 
1947— Rev. Thompson E. Davis. 



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5. Examinations : 

(a) Theology — Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev. John M. Alexander. 
Rev. J. F. Menius. 

(b) Church History — Rev. S. H. Fulton, Rev. C. M. Voyles, 
Rev. Frank S. Blue. 

(c) Church and the Sacraments — Rev. W. S. Golden, Rev. C. 
H, Storey, Rev. If, G. Bedinger. " 

(d) English Bible— Rev. J. B. Black, Rev. T. E. Davis, Rev. 
H. K. Holland. 

(e) Moral Science and Philosophy — Rev. L. C. LaMotte, Rev. 
T. A. Guiton, Rev. C. M. Voyles. 

(f) Natural Sciences — Rev. C. G. Vardell, Rev. C. M. Gibbs, 
Rev. H. G. Bedinger. 

(g) Languages — Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Rev. C. G. Vardell, 
Rev. R. L. Prince. 

(h) Thesis, Exegesis, and Popular Lecture — Rev. S. H. Ful- 
ton, Rev. D. F. Blue, Rev. W. J. Huneycutt. 

6. Program — Rev. A, R. McQueen, Chairman 

Note: Other members of the Program Committee are the pastor 
of the host church, the Stated Clerk and the chairmen of the four 
executive committees. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. Nominations: Rev. W. J. Huneycutt, Chairman; Rev. G. F. 
Kirkpatrick, Mr. N. H. G. Balfour, Lumber Bridge. 

2. Evangelism: Rev. C. H. Storey Chairman. 

District No. 1— - Rev. A. M. Keith. 
District No. 2 — Rev. John M. Alexander. 
District No. 3.— Rev. H. G. Bedinger. 
District No. 4 — Rev. ,F. L. Goodman. 
District No.- 5— Rev. H. K. Holland. 
District No. 6—^R'ev. Troy D. Mullis. 
District No. 7— Rev. C. M. Voyles. 
District No. 8— Rev. P. H. Biddle. 

COMMISSIONS 

1. On the Minister and His Work — Rev. J. F. Menius, Chairman, 

1945— Rev. J. F. Menius. 

1946— Rev. John M. Alexander and Mr. S. H. McPherson, Fayet- 

teville. 
1947— Rev. F. L. Goodman and Mr. Carl Alford, Rowland. 



MINUTES OF FAY ETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 7 

TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-EIGHTH STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Lumber Bridge, N. C, April 17, 1945. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred 
and Seventy-eighth Stated Meeting in the Lumber Bridge 
Presbyterian Church, at 10:00 A. M., was called to order 
by the Moderator, Rev. A. M. Keith, and was opened with 
prayer. 

Roll : The following were present and enrolled or were en- 
rolled during the meeting of Presbytery : 

Ministers: C. G. Vardell, A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, G. F. 
Kirkpatrick, C. M. Gibbs, J. B. Black, W. J. Huneyoutt, L. G. Cal- 
houn, W. S. Golden, S. H. Fulton, D. F. Blue, P. H. Biddle, C. M. 
Voyles, L. C. LaMotte, John M. Alexander, F. L. Goodman, R. R. 
Ramsey, Troy D. Mullis, H. K. Holland, T. A. Guiton, A. M. Keith, 
J. I. Knight, F. S. Blue, C. H. Maury, J. E. Ratchford, J. F. Menius, 

C. H. Storey, I, E. Hager, T. E. Davis, Wm. B. Gaston, H. A. McBath, 
J. W. Mann, D. H. Dulin, R. R. Gammon, J Hoge Smith, Jr.,— 35. 

Ruling Elders: J. A. Hodgin, Antioch ; C. J. McCallum, Ashpole ; 
John Clark, Barbecue; Fuller Monroe, Bensalem; Ryan McBryde, 
Bethel; J. D. McLean, Bethesda; Alex McNeill, Bluff; D. E. Bailey, 
Brownson Memorial; W. H. Byrd, Bunnlevel; L. B. McKeithen, 
Cameron; D. A. Huffines, Cameron Hill; S. H. Miller, Carthage; 
F. M. Gibson, Church in the Pines; Patrick McKenzie, Culdee ; D. 
M. Cameron, Cypress ; N. A. Mclnnis, Dundarrach ; W. McK. 
Pearsall, Dunn ; H, F. Bost, Eagle Springs ; W. N. McDuffie, Elise ; 
Colin Black, Ephesus ; E, H. Lasater, Erwin ; Z. V. Blue, Eureka ; J. 
R. McQueen, Fairmont; J. R. Boyd, Fayetteville First; J. G. Shaw, 
Flat Branch; M. G. Ray, Galatia; I. E. Tart, Grove; H. B. Sessoms, 
Highland; G. F. Arnett, Hope Mills; T. S. Greyard, Iona ; M. A. 
Clark, Jackson Springs; W. C. Smith, Lakeview; A. C. McCormick, 
Laurinburg; B. B. Holder, Leaflet; Charles Ross, Lillington ; L. M. 
McKenzie, Lumberton; J. Bruce Cameron, Manly; McKay McKin- 
npn, Maxton; M. M. Clark, McPherson; R'ufus Lytch, Midway; D. 

D. F. Ray, Monfcpelier; Neill Rosser, Mt. Pisgah ; D. E. Graham, 
Olivia; D. S. Currie, Parkton ; W. D. McKay, Philadelphus ; C. B. 
Johnson Philippi; J. M. Pleasants, Plainview ; Isaac Flinchum, 
Priest Hill ; J. J. Lee, Providence ; % Clarence Lytch, Raeford ; Elisha 
Worrell, Raven Rock; J. A. McRae, Red Springs; J. L. T. Smith, 
Rex; J. A. Faircloth, Rowland; W. L. Thornburg, Shiloh ; A. L. 
Monroe, Spies ; Ira G. Turnley, Union ; P. A. Wilcox, Vass ; J. H. 
Poole, iWest End.— 59. 

Organization: Rev. R. R. Ramsey was elected Moderator 
and Rev. P. H. Biddle Temporary Clerk- 

Report of Program Committee : The Program Committee 



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presented a printed program which was adopted as the docket 
for this meeting. 

Standing Committees Appointed: The following Standing 
Committees were appointed by the Moderator : 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. A. M. Keith, Chairman; Rev. J. E. 
Ratchford and Hon. Charles Ross. 

Resolutions: Rev. H. A. McBath, Chairman; Rev. J. Hoge Smith 
and Mr. T. D. McLean. 

Communications : The following communications were re- 
ceived and disposed of as indicated : 

a. Reports from the Assembly's Committees on Religious Edu- 
cation and Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. Referred to 
the corresponding Committees of the Presbytery. 

b. From the Trustees of Presbytery, a deed for property adjoin- 
ing the Plainview Church lot for the purpose of a cemetery ; and a 
deed for a lot near the Veterans' Administration north of Fayetteville 
for the purpose of building a church. To be filed with the records 
of Presbytery. 

c. From the following churches asking permission to change 
the terms of calls for pastoral services: Fayetteville First; Flat 
Branch and Church of the Covenant ; Bluff, McMillan, Sunnyside and 
Godwin and Elise. Referred to the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work. ! 

d. From Candidate J. D. McLeod, Jr., asking for a letter of 
transfer to Wilmington Presbytery; and Candidate Raymond B. 
Spivey asking for a letter of transfer to Durant Pres'bytery. These 
requests were granted. 

e. From Rev. M. D. McNeill expressing regret of his inability 
to attend the meeting of Presbytery and asking to be excused for 
non-attendance. The Stated Clerk was instructed to write him 
a letter expressing the appreciation of the Presbytery for his fine 
fellowship over a period of many years. 

f„ From the Moderator of the Synod of North Carolina re- 
garding the advisability of attempting to hold the annual meeting of 
Synod this year due to travel and food restrictions. Referred to the 
following special committee : Rev. John M. Alexander, Chairman ; 
Rev. C. M. Gibbs and Mr. H. B. Sessoms. 

Minister Retired: Rev. J. B. Black offered his resignation 
as pastor of the Red Springs Church, same to take effect June 
30, 1945. The Church signified through its representative its 
concurrence with this request. The request was granted and the 
pastoral relations dissolved. Presbytery expressed by a rising 
vote its deep appreciation of the long and faithful service which 



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Mr. Black has given the Church and Presbytery. At his re- 
quest Mr. Black was honorably retired. Mr. Black also offered 
his resignation as a member of the Home Mission Committee. 
This resignation was accepted and vacancy referred to the 
Nominating Committee. 

Report on Woman's Work : The Committee on Woman's 
Work presented its report. Pending the adoption of the report, 
Mrs. M. J. McGuire, Ex-President of the Presbyterial pre- 
sented her annual report which is embodied as a part of the 
Committee's report. Mrs. McGuire presented Mrs. Julian Hu- 
taff of the Highland Church, Fayetteville, N. C, the newly 
elected President of Fayetteville Presbyterial. The Presbytery 
expressed its appreciation of the work of the Presbyterial by 
a rising vote. The reports as adopted are as follows : 

Report of President of Presbyterial 

As President of the Woman's Auxiliary of Fayetteville Presby- 
tery, 1942-45, I beg leave to submit the following annual report : 

Although the griefs and sorrows that war brings have fallen 
heavily upon many members of the Woman's Auxiliary of Fayette- 
ville Presbytery they have continued to carry on their Father's 
business. The fact that His grace has sustained, His guidance given 
vision and His strength enabled call for humble praise and pro- 
found thanlq's. Only because of these truths is this report possible. 

The auxiliaries now number 73 (McMillan has been reorganized), 
and the members 4,416 — an increase sufficient to bring the member- 
ship to that of pre-war days. 

Figures totaled from the local auxiliaries' financial reports make 
gifts to all benevolences $43,133, an increase of $4,366 over '43-'44. 
Foreign Missions received a goodly part of this increase, $499.43. The 
total contribution to this cause was $3,707. 

Every auxiliary gave to the $1,682.08, the largest Birthday Of- 
fering so far ever made by the Presbyterial. White Cross gifts were 
also 100%. The money, after deducting $15, to help defray transporta- 
tion charges on supplies to Africa, was sent to Glade Valley High 
School. Nearing the 100% mark was the offering to the Joy Gift. 

Donations of war bonds, stamps and cash gave evidence of an 
awakening interest in and support to Educational Institutions. Flora 
Macdonald College was the recipient of, the largest amount. Peace, 
Presbyterian Junior and Davidson College, for her proposed church 
building, came in for their share, rounding the total contributions 
to near $2,500. 

Your auxiliary is giving her support to the Historical Building 
Fund and also to the fund for the improvement of the William Black 
Memorial Home. Small gifts have come in from local auxiliaries for 



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the Historical Foundation, and a number of $100 gifts in honor of or 
in memory of some loved and honored individual. 

Last fall prior to the action of the Synodical Auxiliary, match- 
ing the Synod's $9,000 with a like amount for the William Black 
Home inprovements, at the eight Group Conferences, attended by 
473, an offering of $205 was made to the Home. At the recent meet- 
ing Presbyterial accepted an apportionment of $1,374 for the William 
Black Home building, furnishing and landscaping. 

Christian Social Service is going on. Nineteen delegates, eight 
more than last year, were sent to the Christian Conference for Negro 
Women in Winston-Salem and one to the Training School for Negro 
Women at Stillman Institute. These women not only make active 
and constructive workers among their own people, but frequently 
bring to the white auxiliaries interesting and informative programs. 
And in return the Woman's Auxiliary carries helpful programs to and 
arranges conferences for the Negro women. 

As a whole there is indicated an evident realization among the 
women of the Presbyterial of their need of God; and this is mani- 
fested by a greater interest in Bible reading and Bible study and by 
a larger number of and more earnestness in Prayer groups. One 
auxiliary has eight neighiborhood prayer meetings ; another holds 
community prayer meeting every week. While there is an increase in 
Bible reading and prayer groups there is little if any in personal 
work. The Secretary of Spiritual Life and Evangelism called the 
lack of personal work "the weakest spot" of the auxiliary's program. 

Concern for the spiritual welfare of others has been given some 
expression. One auxiliary gave copies of Luke's Gospel, written in 
their language, to German prisoners at Camp McKall; one presented 
each child in a local grammar grade with a copy of the Psalms; a 
group of others placed eighteen copies of Vos' Child's Story Bible in 
an equal number of Negro schools. "Facing Life with God" was mail- 
ed by an auxiliary to every local service man white and colored, 
whose address could be procured. 

Not nearly all the work of the Woman/s Auxiliary of the 
Presbytery is included in this report; what is, will suffice to prove 
that God's grace, guidance and strength have attended His hand- 
maidens. And to Him be all the praise and glory. 

To you, ministers and laymen of the Presbytery, your auxiliary 
gratefully acknowledges her appreciation of your sympathetic and 
helpful interest in her work, and of your faithful and earnest pray- 
ers in behalf of her work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Mrs. M. J.) MARGARET M. McGUIRE. 

April, 17, 1945 

Your committee on Woman's Work begs to submit the following 
report. 

As usual Fayetteville Presbyterial has done splendid work dur- 



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ing the year just closed. They have a record of achievement which 
is indeed praiseworthy. 

Your Committee recommends that the Presbytery by a rising 
vote express its gratitude to God and to these women for the excel- 
lent wqrk they have done and the inspiration they have been to 
every phrase of the Kingdom's progress within the Presbytery. 
Respectfully submitted: 

P. H. BIDDLE, Chairman 

Recess: Presbytery took recess for ten minutes that pre- 
paration for the Communion Service might be made. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11 :15 A. M., and heard the Pres- 
byterial sermon by the retiring Moderator, Rev. A. M. Keith, 
who used as a basis for his discussion Luke 12:16-3»1. 

Memorial Service : The names of the Ruling Elders who 
died during the last church year were read by the Stated Clerk. 
It was ordered that these names be inscribed on a page in the 
Minutes of the Presbytery and P'resbytery engaged in a prayer 
of thanksgiving for their services and in behalf of their fami- 
lies. (See Memorial Page). 

Communion Service : P'resbytery observed the Communion 
of the Lord's Supper, Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick and Rev. C. H. 
Maury presiding. 

Recess: P'resbytery took recess until 2:30 P. M. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 :30 P. M., and was led in 
prayer 

Report on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: 
The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
made a report which was received as information and the fol- 
lowing recommendations were adopted : 
Recommendations : 

1. That Presbytery approve the appropriations from Ministerial 
Relief in the same amounts as last year, except that the amount to 
Mrs. Martin Alexander Ray be increased to $30.00 per month. 

2. That the following parts for Candidate Raymond B. Spivey 
be approved: Thesis: "The Nature of the Second Coming and of 
the Resurrection"; Exegesis: Romans 3:21-26; Lecture: "The Secur- 
ity of the Believer", based on Romans 8:22-39; Sermon, on the text: 
Ezekiel 37:1-14. 



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3. That we request each session to consider the support provided 
its pastor,, that in these days of rising costs he may provide for his 
family and "be free from worldly cares and avocations." 

4. That we call attention to the needs of our educational in- 
stitutions, especially to those which are suffering due to the war, 
and urge our people to help those institutions get ready for increased 
service after the war. 

5. That we express our interest in our candidates for the minis- 
try, and prayerfully urge our line young people to consider dedicating 
their lives to the full-time service of our Lord in the ministry and 
mission services, and that Presbytery be led in prayer concerning 
the need of workers for the harvest fields of Christ's Kingdom. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. C LaMOTTE, Chairman 

Prayer : Presbytery engaged in prayer as suggested in the 
last recommendation of the above report- 

Treasurer's Report : The Treasurer of . Presbytery pre- 
sented the following report which was adopted : 

TREASURER'S REPORT 

The annual report of Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Treasurer, for the year 
ending March 31, 1945: 

I. Central Treasury for Benevolences 
Receipts: 
Receipts from Churches, Sunday Schools, Auxiliaries 

Young People 1 $74,360.79 

Disbursements : 

Foreign Missions $14,608.66 

Assembly's Home Missions 11,566.42 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief ._ 5,755.21 

Assembly's Religious Education 1,478.91 

Assembly's Training School 514.20 

Bible Cause 365.53 

Synod's Home Missions 5.520.62 

Educational Institutions 5,946.29 

Orphans' Homes 8,094.89 

Presbytery's Home Missions 8,000.31 

Synod's Religious Education ._ 1,534.59 

Presbytery's Religious Education 268.11 

Executive Secretary 1,300.00 

Presbytery's Tax 821.77 

Defense Service Council i 2,102.15 

Union Theololgical Seminary .' 863.86 

War Relief i 440.40 

Johnston County Work , 1,582.00 

Ministers Annu ; ty Fund 8.75 

Young Peoples' Contingent Fee 8.30 

Flora Macdonald College War Bonds 949.90 : 

Presbyterian Juior College 214.45 



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Davidson College Church Building — 281.50 

Clothing Fund — Orphans' Home 247.50 

Barium College Gift Fund 57.22 

Home Mission Vacation Fund ...- 341.10 

Carolina Beach Church 18.24 

Elders and Deacons F. M. Fund ,.. 1,262.55 

Peace Junior College 10.00 

William Black Home .___- 95.00 

Assembly's Radio Committee 21.85 

Historical Foundation Building 60.51 



Total Disbursements $74,36079 

II. Home Missions 
Receipts: 

Balance from last year __, $3,008.73 

From Churches, Sunday Schools and Auxiliaries 8,077.31 



Total Receipts .., $11,086.04 

D is bursements : 

Salaries of Workers : 

Miss Margaret Stephenson $350.00 

Miss Marie Gilbert 300.00 

Rev. C. R'. Jenkins 300.00 

Rev. Troy D. Mullis 180.00 

Rev. C. I. Calcote , 373.28 

Rev. R. R. Ramsey '138.00 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick 180.00 

Rev. F. S. Blue 466.00 

Rev. C. M. Voyles 604.92 

Rev. A. D. Carswell 200.00 

Rev. Wm. B. Gaston 131.25 

Rev. H. A. McBath 489.78 

Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Supt. 1500.00 



$5,213.23 
Ministers' Annuity Fund 425.10 

Negro Worker in Scotland County 120.00 

For Superintendent's Car 200.00 

Expense of minister visiting field 4.00 

Set aside for Manse at Benson, N. C. 1,500.00 



Total Disbursements $7,462.33 



Total Receipts $11,086.04 

Total Disbursements 7,462.33 



Balance March 31, 1945 3,623.71 

III. Presbytery's Tax 
Receipts: 

Balance from last year ... $2,710.49 

From Churches 2,397.21 



Total Receipts , _ $5,107.70 



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Disbursements : 

Assembly s Assessment 1945 $991.97 

Synod's Assessment 1944 , _. 361.22 

Printing and Supplies 166.82 

Office of Executive Secretary 545.00 

Salary Permanent Clerk — _ , 20.00 

2,085.01 

Balance March 31, 1945 __ $3,022.69 

IV. Office of Executive Secretary 
Receipts : 

Home Mission Committee $1,500.00 

From Benevolent Causes 1,300.00 

From Presbytery's Tax 545.00 

Total Receipts . __ $3,345.00 

Disbursements : 

Salary of Executive Secretary $2,400.00 

Travel Expenses 300.00 

Rent for Manse 420.00 

Office Expense « = 225.00 3,345.00 

V. Dixon McDonald Fund 
Receipts : 

Balance from last year $ 10.00 

Donations -- 356.00 

Total Receipts 366.00 

Disbursements : 
To Rev. Dixon McDonald 372.59 

Overdraft $ 6.59 

VI. Longstreet Church Fund 
Receipts: 

Balance from last year __ $ 28.11 

From U. S. Bonds Called 150.00 

Inetrest on Stocks 30.01 

Total Receipts $ 208.12 

Disbursements : 

Two $100.00 U.S. "F" Bonds 148.00 

Balance March 31, 1945 $ 60.12 

VII. Johnston County Fund 
Receipts: 

Balance from last year $ 208.30 

From donations 1,582.00 

Total Receipts $1,790.30 



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VIII. Building and Loan Fund 
Receipts: 
Balance April 1, 1944 - $ 100.87 

From Benson Church (Payment on Note) 130.00 

From Raven Rock Church, Interest on Note 6.00 

Total Receipts — $ 236.S7 

Auditor's Report : The following report of the auditor was 
adopted : 

AUDITOR'S REPORT 

The books, vouchers and annual report of Rev. C. M. Gibbs, 
General Treasurer of Fayetteville Presbytery, have been examined 
and found correct to date. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. C. GRAHAM, Auditor. 
Erwin, N. C. 
April 16, 1945 

Report on Religious Education: The Committee on Re- 
ligious Education submitted its report. Pending the adoption 
of the report, Rev. J. O. Mann, Synod's Director of Religious 
Education, addressed the Presbytery on the work of Religious 
Education and then introduced Rev. A. R. Bachelor, of the 
Assembly's Committee on Religious Education, who' spoke on 
"The Fourth Year of the United Religious Education Advance". 
The report was received as information and the following re- 
commendations adopted : 

Recommendations : 

1. That every church in the Pres'bytery take steps to enter 
the fourth and closing year of the United Religious Education 
Advance, making a special effort to see that every child and every 
youth is urged to enroll in Sunday School. 

2. That every church observe "Religious Education Week". 
Sep ember 30 - October 7, 1945. 

3. That churches be urged to have Vacation Bible Schools. 
It may be that because of the times, there will be difficulty in getting 
leadership for a two weeks school. Your Committee suggests the 
possibility of a school extending over several weeks meeting once 
or twice a week. 

4. That churches observe Christian Family Week, May 6-13, 
1945, or some other suitable date stressing the Christian Home. 

5. That every community urge the promotion of the teaching 
of the Bible in the Public Schools,, not forgetting the Negro and 
Indian Schools. 

6. That, if possible under the ruling of the O.D.T., the Summer 
Conferences be held as follows : 



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Senior Conference June 18-23, 1945. 

Pioneer Conference June 25-30, 1945. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. H. FULTON, Chairman. 

Report on Nominations: The Committee on Nominations 
made its report which was adopted. (See General Directory). 

Report on Evangelism: The Committee on Evangelism 
made a report which was received as information and offered 
the following recommendations which were adopted : 

Recommendations : * 

1. That pastors and sessions arrange an evangelistic meeting in 
their churches this year. 

2. In view of the seriousness of the times and the needs of the 
people, that pastors lead their people in personal evangelism. 

3. Due to the close relation between the functions of the Com- 
mittee on Evangelism and those of the Home Mission Committee, 
it is recommended that the chairman of this Committee be a member 
of the Home Mission Committee.. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. G. Bedinger, Chairman. 

Prayer for Conference : A resolution was adopted suggest- 
ing that each church in the Presbytery hold a season of prayer 
on Sunday, April 22, 1945, in behalf of the International Con- 
ference which will open in San Francisco, Cal., on April 25th, 
and that a like service be held on Wednesday, April 25th, or 
as near that date as possible- 

Report on Defense' Service: The Committee on Defense 
Service made a report which was received as information and 
offered the following recommendations which were adopted: 

Recommendations : 

1. That Presbytery accept its .apportionment to the work of the 
Defense Service Council, the amount of $3,262.00, the same as last 
year, and that the apportionment to the churches of the Presbytery 
be the same as last year. 

2. That on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, 1945, a special offer- 
ing be taken in all our churches for this cause. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. K- HOLLAND, Chairman. 

Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work : 
The Commission on the Minister and His Work made the fol- 
lowing report which was admitted to the records of the Presby- 



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tery, such portions of the report as called for final action of the 
Presbytery were adopted : 

The following request for permission to change the terms of 
the calls for pastoral services were received: 

a. From the First Church, Fayetteville, N. C. from $4,800.00 to 
$5,700.00 per year. 

b. From Elise Church, from $775.00 to $884.00 per year. 

c. From Flat Branch Church, from $900.00 to $1,200.00 per year 
and Church of the Covenant, from $500.00 to $600.00 per year. 

d. From Sunnyside, from $442,00 to $552.00 per year; Godwin, 
from $510.00 to $750.00 per year; McMillan, from $321.00 to $421.00 
per year ; and Bluff, from $529.00 to $600.00 per year. 

The Commission recommends that these requests be granted 
and that the churches be commended for their progress in this way, 

The Lumberton Church has been granted permission to engage 
Rev. E. E. Mace„ of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., as Stated 
Supply for a period of six months. 

The Lumber Bridge Church has been granted permission to 
engage Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick as Stated Supply for a period of 
six months or until the field calls a pastor. 

Permission has been granted the Highland Church to call Rev. 
S. E. Howie 

We recommend that Mr. James E. Porter be permitted to serve 
the Providence field until the adjourned meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman. 

Report on Home Missions : The Committee on Home Mis- 
sions made a report which was received as information and 
offered the following recommendations : 

Recommendations : 

1. That the appropriations to the various fields for the church 
year 1945-1946 be as follows: Field served by Rev. Troy D. Mullis, 
Manly, Lakeview and Culdee Churches, $180.00; Rev. R. R". Ramsey, 
Samarcand, $138.00; Rev. F. S. Blue, Sardis. Westminster and Pales- 
tine, $466.00; Miss Marie Gilbert, Campbellton $300.00; Rev. Wm. 
B. Gaston, $150.00; Rev. H. A. McBath, Eagle Spring and Bensalem, 
$453.00; Miss Margaret E. Stephenson, Johnston County, $900.00; 
Rev. C. R. Jenkins, Calvary Chapel and Spring Lake, $300.00; Rev. 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, Centre and Smyrna, $180.00; Rev. C. M. Voyles, 
Union and Vass, $605.00; Rev. A. D. Carswell, Horseshoe, $200.00; 
Providence Field (Vacant), $510.00; Miss Josephine Lindsay, summer 
work at Sanatorium, $150.00; Miss Sara C. Dubose, summer work 
at Spring Lake,, $300.00; Negro Work in Scotland County, $120.00; 



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and Rev. J. E. Ratchford, Elise and Spies, $600.00 and Rev. T. E. 
Davis, Southern Pines, $800.00, the last two amounts being from the 
Home Mission Emergency Fund. 

2. That all churches or fields in the Presbytery be urged to 
make the salary not less than $2,000.00 and manse, and where possible 
in excess of this amount. 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. K. HOLLAND, Chairman. 

Report of the Commission on the South Fayetteville Church: 
The Commission appointed to dissolve the South Fayetteville 
Church submitted the following report which was admitted to 
the records of Presbytery: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to dissolve 
the South Fayetteville Church, if the way be clear, met in the South 
Fayetteville Church on April 8, 1945, at 4:30 P. M., with the con- 
gregation. Members of the Commission present were : Rev. J. F. 
Menius, Chairman; Rev. F. L. Goodman, Rev. C. M. Gibbs, and 
Ruling Elder S. H. McPherson. The meeting was opened with 
prayer. Rev. C. M. Gibbs was appointed Clerk. Rev. F. L. Goodman 
preached a sermon on Ps. 121.1. Opportunity was given for members 
of the Church to express their wishes in regard to the dissolution 
of the Church. Since there was no opposition, the Commission 
voted to dissolve the Church and it was so declared dissolved. 
It was directed that the interest which the South Fayetteville had 
in the manse belonging to the field be turned over to the Presby- 
tery, this being the only property which the church owned. Rev. 
J. F. Menius and Mr. Lawrence Barrett were appointed a com- 
mittee to grant letters of transfer to any members of the Church 
who may ask for such. The meeting was closed with prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman. 
C. M. GIBBS, Clerk. 

Chaplains: The Presbytery instructed the Stated Clerk to 
write a letter to each Chaplain in the service from this Presby- 
tery, assuring them of our support in prayer and interest in their 
work. 

Report on Installations: The Commission appointed to in- 
stall Rev. J. Hoge Smith, Jr., as pastor of the Cameron Hill, 
Cypress and Olivia Churches reported as follows, which re- 
port was admitted to the records of the Presbytery: 

The Commission met at the Cameron Hill Church at 11 :00 A. M., 
on January 28, 1945, with the following present : Rev. L. A. McLaurin, 
Rev. C. H. Maury, and Ruling Elder Lee Cameron. The meeting was 
opened with prayer. Rev. C. M. Gibbs was elected Clerk of the Com- 
mission, and Rev. L. A. McLaurin was appointed to serve as Tem- 
porary Clerk for this session. Rev. C. H. Maury presided and asked 
the constitutional questions, Rev. L. A. McLaurin preached the 
sermon. Rev. C. H. Maury charged the pastor and Rev. L. A. Mc- 



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Laurin charged the congregation. Having complied with all the re- 
quirements of the Book of Church Order, Rev. J. Hoge Smith, Jr., 
was declared dully installed pastor of the Cameron Hill Church. The 
Commission recessed with prayer to meet at the Cypress Church at 
3:30 P. M., the same day. 

The Commission reconvened at Cypress Church at 3:30 P. M., 
January 28, 1945. The meeting was opened with prayer. Present: 
Rev. L. A. McLaurin, Rev. C. H. Maury, Rev. C. M. Voyles, Rev. 
C. M. Gibbs and Ruling Elder Lee Cameron. Rev. L. A. McLaurin 
presided and asked the constitutional questions. Rev. C. M. Gibbs 
preached the sermon. Rev. C. M. Voyles charged the pastor, and 
Rev. C. H. Maury charged the congregation. The requirements of 
the Book of Church Order having been met, Rev. J. Hoge Smith, Jr., 
was declared duly installed pastor of the Cypress Church. The meet- 
ing recessed with the benediction by Rev. J. Hoge Smith, Jr., to 
meet at the Olivia Church at 7:30 P. M., today. 

The Commission met at the Olivia Church on January 28, 1945 
at 7:30 P. M., and was opened with prayer. The following were 
present: Rev- L. A. McLaurin, Rev. P. H. Biddle, Rev. C. M. 
Gibbs, and Ruling Elder Lee Cameron. Rev. L. A. McLaurin pre- 
sided and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. P. H. Biddle 
preached the sermon. Rev. C. M. Gibbs charged the pastor and Rev. 
L. A. McLaurin charged the congregation. All requirements of the 
Book of Church Order having been met, Rev. J. Hoge Smith, Jr., 
was declared duly installed as pastor of the Olivia Church. The 
minutes of the three sessions of the Commission were adopted. The 
Commission adjourned with prayer and the benediction by Rev. 
J. Hoge Smith, Jr. 

L. A. McLAURIN, Chairman. 
C M. GIBBS, Clerk. 

Report on Resolutions : The Committee on resolutions sub- 
mitted the following report which was adopted by a rising 
vote : 

We, the members of the Resolutions Committee, submit the fol- 
lowing report: That Fayetteville Presbytery appreciates the action 
of the Lumber Bridge Church in inviting us to meet in its sancturary. 
We have found the welcome to be most hearty and the accommoda- 
tions for our comfort and hospitality to be more than .adequate. We 
wish to express our thanks to every individual who has had a part 
in making this meeting rich in material and spiritual benefits and 
happy fellowship. We congratulate the Church on its fine heritage 
of Presbyterian history, and we are happy to have met on a spot 
hallowed by so many generations of Godly people. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. A. McBATH. 

Report of Special Committee : The Special Committee to 
which was referred the communication from the, Moderator of, the 
Synod of North Carolina regarding the advisability of under- 
taking to have the regular meeting of the Synod this year made 
the following report which was adopted: 



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That Fayetteville Presbytery favor the holding of the 
regular meeting of the Synod of North Carolina, if possible 
under the regulations of the Office of Defense Transportation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN M. ALEXANDER, Chairman. 

Report of Historian : Rev. L. A. McLaurin, the Historian 
of the Presbytery; made a verable report which was received 
as information. The attention of Presbytery was directed to 
the fact that this meeting marks the fiftieth anniversary of 
Rev. L- A. McLaurin in the ministry. Presbytery stood as a 
mark of congratulation to Mr. McLaurin upon reaching this 
landmark in the ministry. 

Committee Appointed: The following Special Committee 
was appointed to assign trial parts to Mr. James E. Porter for 
his licensure : Rev. A. R. McQueen and Rev. R. R. Ramsey. 

Report an Sessional Records : The Committee on Sessional 
Records made the following report which was adopted : 

Recommendations : 

1. That all Sessional Records not listed in the following sections 
of this report be approved without .exception. 

2. The books of the following churches were not presented at 
this meeting of Presbytery: Ashpoie, Barbecue, Benson, Berea, Came- 
ron, Campbellton, Four Oaks, Gilmore Memorial, Horeshoe, Mt. 
Tabor, Naomi, Pembroke, Pinehurst, Community, Providence, Spence. 
Sunnyside. 

3. The following Records were approved with the exceptions 
noted : 

a. Not holding a stated meeting each quarter : Palestine. West- 
minster, McMillan, Rex, Priest Hill, Cape Fear, Philippi, Dundar- 
rach„ Iona. 

b. Not recorded that all meetings were opened and closed with 
prayer : Vas's. 

c. Records not complete : Grove. 

d. Representative not appointed to each stated meeting of 
Presbytery or Synod, or report from each meeting recorded : V.ass, 
Iona, Cape Fear, Palestine, Cameron Hill, Galatia, Philadelphus. 

e. Full Statistical Report not recorded, or was not ordered read 
to congregation : Red Springs, Sardis. 

f. Books of the Treasurer not examined and approved: Fair- 
mont. 



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g. Minutes of the Session for the year not read and approved : 
Philadelphia. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. M. KEITH, Chairman. 

Report on Overtures: The Committee on Bills and Over- 
tures submitted a report which was placed on the docket for 
the adjourned meeting of Presbytery. 

Next Meeting : Presbytery accepted an invitation from the 
Dunn Church for the next regular meeting. 

Nominating Committee Appointed: The following com- 
mittee on Nominations was appointed for the next meeting of 
Presbytery: Rev. W. J. Huneycutt, Chairman; Rev. G F. 
Kirkpatrick and Mr. N. H. G. Balfour. 

The Minutes of today's sessions were read and adopted. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet in adjourned 
session at Raeford, N. C, on May 7, 1945, at 3 :00 P. M. 

W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 
R. R. Ramsey, Moderator. 

Attest: C M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Raeford, N. C, May 7, 1945 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in an adjourned session in 
the Presbyterian Church, Raeford, N. C, at 3 :00 P. M., was 
called to order by the Moderator, Rev. R. R. Ramsey, and was 
opened with prayer. , 

Roll : The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen. G. F. Kirkpatrick, C. M. Gibbs W. 
J. Huneycutt, S. H. Fulton, D. F. Blue John M. Alexander^ F. L. Good- 
man, R'. R. Ramsey, Troy D. Mullis. H. K. Holland T. A. Guiton, 
A. M. Keith, F. S. Blue, J. F. Menius, C. H. Storey, Thomas E. Davis. 
J. W. Mann, R. R. Gammon. —19. 

Ruling Elders: M. G. Ray, Galatia; Charles Ross. Lillington 
F. B. Sexton, Raeford. — 3. 

. Candidate Received : Mr. James E. Porter was introduced 
to the Presbytery and asked to be received under the care of 
Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry and licensed to 
preach the gospel. The Session of the Dunn Presbyterian 
Church, Dunn, N. C, where Mr. Porter is a member of the 
church, having a knowledge of his character and experience and 
ability as a Christian worker, recommended to the Presbytery 
that the action requested by Mr. Porter be taken. Mr Porter was 
examined by the Presbytery on experimental religion and his 
motives for seeking the ministry. This examination was sus- 
tained as satisfactory and he was received as a candidate for the 
ministry. 

Candidate Licensed : The parts assigned by a special com- 
mittee appointed for that purpose at the spring meeting of 
Presbytery were submitted by Mr. Porter, a Popular Lecture on 
Ps. 119:1-8; and Exegesis on Leviticus 17:11; a Thesis on 
"The Inspiration of the Scriptures". These parts were accepted 
by the Presbytery, as satisfactory. Mr. Porter was then ex- 
amined on Theology, Church Government and the Sacraments 
and the English Bible. An examination on the original lang- 
uages of the Scriptures and Church History were omitted for 
the reason that the candidate had not had the courses in these 
branches. Presbytery heard a sermon by the candidate on the 
text, Acts 1 1 :26, which was received as a satisfactory part of 
the examination. Mr. James E. Porter was then licensed to 



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preach the gospel as a probationer under the extraordinary 
clause because of the following reasons : his mature age, his 
evident ability, his experience in Christian work, and the great 
need for workers. 

Request Granted: Rev. R. R. Gammon asked the Presby- 
tery to grant him permission to labor outside the bounds of the 
Presbytery, which request was granted. 

Overture : The following overture to the General Assembly 
to meet in Montreat, N. C., May 24, 1945, was adopted : 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville hereby overtures the General 
Assembly to appoint a Commission to inform our churches con- 
cerning the activities of the Roman Catholic Church deemed to be 
inimical to our faith and liberty, and to recommend tracts and other 
literature in popular language to educate our membership as to the 
facts and issues involved. 

Prayer: The Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. G. F. 
Kirkpatrick in thanksgiving for the cessation of hostilities in 
Europe. 

Minutes Read: The minutes of this session were read and 
adopted. 

Adjournment : The Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

R. R. RAMSEY, Moderator. 

W. J. HUNERCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Raeford, N. C, July 2, 1945. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the Presby- 
terian Church at 3 :30 P. M., was called to order by the Modera- 
tor, Rev. R. R- Ramsey, and was opened with prayer. 

Roll : The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: C. M. Gibbs, W. J. Huneycutt, W. S. Golden, P. H. 
Biddle. John M. Alexander, R. R. Ramsey, H. K. Holland, J. I. 
Knight, J. F. Menius, Thomas E. Davis, Wm. B. Gaston, J. W. Mann, 
D. H. Dulin, S. E. Howie. —14. 

Ruling Elders: J. M. Wilson. Highland; M. M. Clark, McPher- 
son; F. B. Sexton, Raeford. — 3. 

Call Read: The following call for this meeting was read 
and found in order : 

Dunn, N. C., June 18, 1945. 
The constitutional requirements having been met, Fayetteville 
Presbytery is called to meet in the Presbyterian Church, Raeford, 
N. C, on Monday, July 2, 1945, at 3:30 P. M., to transact the follow- 
ing business, if the way be clear : 

1. To receive Rev. S. E. Howie from Memphis Presbytery. 

2. To arrange for the installation of Mr. Howie as pastor of the 
Highland Presbyterian Church. 

3. To consider changing the date for the October meeting of 
Presbytery, since the meeting of Synod will be October 2-4, 1945. 

4. To transact any business growing out of the above items. 

Signed C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk, 
Fayetteville Presbytery. 

Minister Received: Rev. S. E. Howie presented a letter of 
dismission from Memphis Presbytery to this Presbytery. Mr. 
Howie was examined on experimental religion, his views on 
theology, and church government and the sacraments, which 
examination was sustained as satisfactory. It was ordered that 
he be enrolled as a member of the Presbytery after signing the 
obligations required of its ministers. 

Report of Commission: The Commission on the Minister 
and His Work presented a call from, the Highland Church for 
the pastoral services of Rev. S. E. Howie at a salary of $4,800 
per year free use of the manse and payment of /%% of the 



MINiUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 25 

amount of the salary to the Ministers Annuity Fund for all 
of his time, which call was found in order by the Commission 
and the Commission recomended that the call be placed in 
the hands of Mr. Howie. This report was admitted to the 
records of the Presbytery and its recommendation adopted. The 
call was accepted by Mr. Howie. 

Commission Appointed : The following Commission was 
appointed to install Rev. S. E. Howie as pastor of the Highland 
Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on July 29, 1945, 
at 11 :00 A. M. Rev. J. F- Menius to preside and propound the 
constitutional questions ; Rev. John M. Alexander to preach 
the sermon ; Rev. C. H. Storey to charge the pastor ; and Rul- 
ing Elder W. M. Shaw to charge the congregation. Rev. C M. 
Gibbs and Hon. Chas. G. Rose, alternates. 

Date Changed: The date for the October meeting of 
Presbytery was changed to October 16, 1945, due to the fact 
that the Synod of North Carolina will meet on October 9, 1945. 

Minutes Read : The minutes of this session were read and 
adopted. 

Adjournment : Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

R. R. RAMSEY, Moderator. 

W. J. HUNEYGUTT, Permanent Clark. 

Attest : C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



26 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Raeford, N. C, September 10, 1945 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the Pres- 
byterian Church at 2 :00 P. M., was called to order by the 
Moderator, Rev. R- R. Ramsey and was opened with prayer 
by Rev. W. M. Fairley. 

Roll : The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, C. M. Gibbs, S. H. Fulton. D. F. 
Elue, C. M. Voyles, John M. Alexander, R. R. Ramsey, Troy D. Mulli s , 
H. K. Holland, T. A. Guiton, R. L. Prince J. I. Knight, J. E. Ratch- 
ford, J. F. Menius, C. H. Storey, J. W. Mann, D. H. Dulin J. Hoge 
Smith, Jr., D. L. Jones,— 49. 

Ruling Elders: C. E. Grantham, Fairmont; Lee McFarland 
Montpelier; E. F. Murray, Laurel Hill; J. A. McRae, Red Springs. 
—4. 

Call Read: The following call for this meeting was read 
and found in order: 

Dunn, N. C, August 31, 1945 
The constitutional requirements having been met, Fayetteville 
Presbytery is hereby called to meet in the Presbyterian Church, Rae- 
ford, N. C., on Monday, September 10', 1945, at 2:00 P. M. to trans- 
act the following business, if the way be clear : — 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relations between Rev. F. L. Good- 
man and the Laurel Hill and Montpelier Churches and the relation 
of stated supply between him and the Gibson Church. 

2. To grant Rev. F. L. Goodman a letter of transfer to Lexing- 
ton Presbytery. 

3. To receive Rev. D. L. Jones from Wilmington Presbytery. 

4. To hear and act on a report of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work. 

5. To arrange for the installation of Rev. D. L. Jones as pastor 
of Fairmont and Midway Churches. 

6. To transact any business growing out of the above items. 

Signed : 

R. R. RAMSEY Moderator 
C. M. GIBBS, Stated Clerk 

Rev. F. L. Goodman Dismissed : Rev. F. L. Goodman of- 
fered by letter his resignation as pastor of the Laurel Hill and 
Montpelier Churches and as Stated Supply of the Gibson 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 27 

Church. The churches were heard from through their repre- 
sentatives, signifying their concurrence with this request though 
^vith reluctance. These pastoral relationships were then dis- 
solved by the Presbytery and at his request, Mr. Goodman was 
granted a letter of transfer to Lexington Presbytery. Pres- 
bytery instructed the Stated Clerk to write a letter to ac- 
company the letter of 'transfer expressing the appreciation of the 
Presbytery of the service which Mr. Goodman had rendered 
while a member of the Presbytery. The vacancies caused by 
the removal of Mr. Goodman were referred to the Nominating 
Committee. 

Visitors: Rev. W. M. Fairley of Concord Presbytery 
and Mr. T. A. Guiton, Jr., a candidate for the ministry under 
the care of this Presbytery were introduced to the Presbytery 
and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

Rev- D. L. Jones Received: Rev. D. L. Jones presented a 
letter of dismission from Wilmington Presbytery to this Pres- 
bytery. Mr. Jones was examined on the subjects required by 
the Book of Church Order which examinations were sustained 
as satisfactory and it was ordered that Mr. Jones be enrolled 
:as a member of this Presbytery upon the signing of the obliga- 
tions required of its ministers by the Presbytery. 

Calls from, Fairmont and Midway Churches: The Com- 
mission on the Minister and His Work presented to the Pres- 
bytery calls for the pastoral services of Rev. D. L. Jones as 
follows: From the Fairmont Church at a salary of $1,500.00 
per year and free use of the manse and Midway at a salary of 
$1,000.00 per year, each church to have one half the time and 
each church to pay into the Ministers' Annuity Fund 7y 2 % of 
the salary. The Commission reported that these calls had been 
found in order and recommended that they be placed in the 
hands of Mr. Jones, which action was taken by the Presbytery. 
.Mr. Jones signified his acceptance of the calls and the follow- 
ing commission was appointed to install hjm as pastor of these 
churches: Rev- L. A. McLaurin, Chairman; Rev. L. C. La- 
Motte, Rev. J. I. Knight and Ruling Elder McKay McKinnon; 
with Rev. D. H. Dulin alternate to any minister and Mr. Carl 
Alford to the ruling elder. Time, September 30, 1945; Fair- 
mont, 11:00 A.M.; Midway, 4:00 P.M. Two ministers and 
one elder to constitute a quorum. 

Report of the Commission on the Minister and His Work : 



28 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work made the fol- 
lowing report which was admitted to the records of the Pres- 
bytery : 

1. That permission had been granted to the Lumberton Church 
to employ Rev. W. M. Fairley as supply pastor for a period of three 
months beginning September 1, 1945. 

2. Permission had been granted the Maxton Church to extend 
a call to Rev. T. Layton Fraser of the Presbyterian Church in the 
United States of America. 

3. That the Red Springs Church had been granted permission 
to employ Rev. H. Tucker Graham as a temporary supply pastor for 
•a perod of three months. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman 

Minister Injured: The Moderator announced to the 
Presbytery that Rev. Thompson E. Davis had been very ser- 
iously and dangerously injured in an automobile accident and 
Presbytery directed that he be remembered in the closing 
prayer of this session. 

Minutes Read: The minutes of today's session were read 
and adopted. 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer in which 
special mention was made of Rev. T. E. Davis as provided for 
above. 

R. R. RAMSEY, Moderator 

C. M. GIBBS, Clerk 

Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 29 



In Memoriam 

This page is set apart to the memory of the following 
Ruling Elders who departed this life during the year ending 
March 31, 1945. 

W. N. Alford, born 1890; died April 3, 1944. Ashpole Church. 

D. D. Black, born 1875; died December 17, 1944. Galatia Church. 

D. P. Campbell, born November 2% 1860; died May 31, 1945. 
Eagle Springs Church. 

N. J. Qarter, born October 28, 1862; died Novemper 8, 1944. Ben- 
salem Church. 

M. A. Clark, died April 16, 1944. Bethel Church. 

Donald A. Currie, born 1890; died November 15^ 1944. Pinehurst 
Community Church. 

Hiram Grantham, born February 26, 1873; died June 19, 1944. 
Red Springs Church 

T. L. Henley, died December 12, 1944 Laurinburg Church. 

Daniel B. Kelly, born July, 1855; died March 31, 1945. Union 
Church. 

D. F. McDonald, Jr., died January 1, 1945. Sardis Church. 

J. C. McDuffie, born April 1, 1854; died January 7, 1945. Ben- 
salem Church. 

J. W. McKay, born April 4, 1869; died March 12, 1945. Ashpole 
Church. 

Howard C. McNair, born October 23, 1863 ; died May 23, 1944. 
Maxton Church. 

E. B. McNeill, born January 29, 1868; died March 14, J 945. R'ae- 
ford Church. 

George K. McNeill, born March 22, 1879; died September 3, 1944. 
Rowland Church. 

J. D. McNeill, born October 1, 1854; died December 8, 1944. Mt. 
Tabor Church. 

John Iftrake McNeill, born November 11, 1886; died April 24, 
1944. Philadelphus Church. 

Robert Morrison Prior, born October 31, 1858; died September 5, 
1944. Fayetteville First Church. 

W. M. Roberts, born February 21, 1861 ; died June 9, 1944. Red 
Springs Church. 



30 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

DURING THE LAST TEN YEARS 

Ministers Ruling Elders 

1935 , Eugene Alexander _..M. McQ. Bailey 

A. W. Dick __ , Leewood McCallum 

S. H. Fulton _____ ___________ ___J; M. Shaw 

1936 ,._..G. F. Kirkpatrick __ — ._ W. A. West 

James Appleby Edwin Bain 

C. M. Gibbs ___________ Ryan McBryde 

J. F. Menius ,__ 

1937 R. L. Alexander __ __J. B. McCallum, Jr. 

H. W. Koelling ______ A. T. McLean 

A. J. McKelway _ — .Mac Cameron 

M. P. Calhoun , C. J. McCallum 

1938 J. M. Lemmon __________A. M. Fairley 

John B. Reily Dr. D. S. Currie 

E. L. Barber ________ _________ _J. H. Suttenfield 

L. A. McLaurin , ____ ____W. M. Shaw 

1939 A. R. McQueen _,_ ___ H. M. Pinkston 

W. A. Brown -___ ; _— L. Z. Collier 

D. H. Dulin .Francis Coxe 

W. S. Golden J. A. McGeachy 

1940 J. B. Black ___________________'____W. K: Bethune 

F. M. Bain ■_ p E. Hervey Evans 

D. F. Blue J ______ _______.___ ; ____Neill Rosser 

J. W. Crinkley 

1941. __. L. C. LaMotte ___ _____D. E. Lassiter 

P. H. Biddle ..Lee Cameron 

A. J. McKelway _— ... __-__________Chas. G. Rose 

C. M. Gibbs F. L. Hyndman 

1942. ________ _M. P.- Calhoun _________ _. Dr. P. P. McCain 

John H. McKinnon __ M. C. Dew 

W. J. Huneycutt , Chas. G. Rose 

H. R. Poole _.__■ _______-.__________M. A/ Qark 

1943 John M. Alexander ________________ H. P. Johnson 

L. W. Topping __'______._:_ J. M. 'Wilson 

Troy D. Mullis : Chas. G. Rose 

H. G. Bedinger __._ ___-_--__.____._Q. L. Johnson 

1944____ _H. K. Holland ___________K. A. McDonald 

C. H. Storey ,____, ___________________ ___H. Q. Cousar 

L. L. Barr _________________________ :____,_Carl Alford 

T. A. Guiton _..___ ,_'__ ... 



"MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



31 



CHURCHES AND QLERKS OF SESSIONS OF 
FXVETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Church 

Antioch 

Ashpole 

Barbecue 

Bensalem 

Benson 

Ber.ea 

Bethel 

Bethesda 

Big Rockfish 

Bluff 

Brownson Memorial 

Buies Creek 

Bunnlevel 

Cameron 

Cameron Hill 

Campbellton 

Cape Fear 

Carthage 

Cedar Rock 

Centre 

Church in the Pines 

Church of Covenant 

Coats 

Comfort 

Culdee 

Cypress 

Dundarrach 

Dunn 

Eagle Springs ' . 

Ebenezer, 

Elise 

Eiphesus 

Erwin 

Eureka 

Fairmont 

Fayetteville First 

Flat Branch 

Four Oaks 

Galatia 

Gibson 

Gilmore Memorial 

Godwin 

Grove 

Highland 

Hope Mills 

Horseshoe 

Iona 

Jackson Springs 



Clerk 

J. A. Hodgin 

C. A. Alford 
Thomas N. Holmes 
N. S. Britt 

W. J. Barefoot 
Lester W. Lassiter 
Ryan McBride 
J. D. McLean 
W. A. McDonald 
Alex McNeill 
Walter E. Blue 
Neill McK. Bryan 
Wm. H. Byrd 
L. B. McKeithan 

D. A. Huffines 
C. F. Powers 

31 Race Path St. 
M. T. Wilburn 
Chas. G. Prevost 

C. T. Thomas 
A. H. White 
R. Morrison 

A. M. Edmundson 

L. G. McLeod 

865 Lumberton Rd. 
J. E. Morrison 

D. M. Cameron 
L. A. Mclnnis 
J. E. Black 
Isaac E. Hendren 
M. L. Bailey 

W. P. Saunders 
Colin Black 
S. J. Clark 
Martin Blue 
John R. McQueen 
Dr. A. S. Cromartie 
N. B. McDonald 
S. W. Brown 
.M.'G. Ray 
W. K. Gibson 

B. W. Piner 
J. E. Graham 
Mitchell. Monds 
J. M. Wilson 

1010 Clarendon St. 
Floyd Arnett 
M. R. Mashburn 
F. M. Davis 
A. Lacy Currie 



Address 

Red Springs, Rt. 1 

Rowland 

Jonesboro, Rt. 3 

Eagle Springs 

Benson 

Four Oaks. Rt. 3 

Raeford 

Aberdeen 

Parkton, Rt 1 

Wade 

Southern Pines 

Buies Creek 

Bunnlevel 

Cameron 

Cameron, Rt. 2 

Fayetteville 
Lillington,. Rt. 1 
Carthage 
Lillington, Rt. 3 
Maxton, Rt. 3 
Laurel Hill 
Manchester 



Fayetteville 

Carthage, Rt. 3 

Vass, Rt. 2 

Shannon 

Dunn 

Eagle Springs 

Benson 

R'obbins 

Lillington, Rt. 2 

Erwin 

Carthage, Rt. 3 

Fairmont 

Fayetteville 

Lillington, Rt. 2 

Four Oaks 

Rockfish 

Gibson 

Fayetteville, Rt. 6 

Dunn, Rt. 4 

Dunn, Rt. 2 , 

Fayetteville 
Hope Mills 
Sanford. Rt. 3 
McDonald 
Jackson Springs 



32 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Church 


Clerk 


i 
Address 


Lakeview 


C. G. Priest 


Lakeview , 


Laurel Hill 


E. F. Murray 


Laurinburg, Rt. 2 


Laurinburg 


W. R. Suthrland 


Laurinburg 


Leaflet 


B. B. Holder 


Lillington, Rt 3 


Lillington 


O. L. Johnson 


Liilington 


Lumber Bridge 


F. B. Dunn 


Lumber Bridge, Rt 1 


Lumberton 


L. M. McKenzie 


Lumberton 


Manly 


J. Bruce Comeron 


Southern Pines 


Maxton 


F. E. Coxe 


Maxton 


McMillan 


W. C. R. Willams 


Wade 


McNair Memorial 


D. A. McRae 


Elrod 


McPherson 


M. M. Clark 


Fayetteville, Rt. 3 


Midway 


W. A. Thompson 


Rowland 


Montpelier 


S. J. Womble 


Wagram 


Mt. Pisah 


Neill Rosser 


Broadway, Rt. 1 


Mt. Tabor 


Ira G. Prevatt 


Red Springs. Rt. 2 


Naomi 


J. A. Barber 


Wagram, Rt. 1 


Olivia 


H. C. Cameron 


Olivia 


Palestine 


W. T. Reaves 


Fayetteville, Rt. 6 


Parkton 


Dr. D. S. Currie 


Parkton 


Pembroke 


J. A. Byrne 


Pembroke 


Philadelphus 


W. ,D. McKay 


Red Springs, Rt. 2 


Philippi 


C. B. Johnson 


Raeford, Rt. 2 


Pinehurst 


G. M. Cameron 


Pinehurst 


Plainview 


J. M. Pleasant 


Angier, Rt. 1 


Priest Hill 


Jno. M. Fields 


Carthage 


Providence 


J. J. Lee 


Willow Springs, Rt. 


Raeford 


M. C Dew 


Raeford 


Raven Rock 


Elisa Worrell 


Lillington, Rt 3 


Red Springs 


J. A. McRae 


Red Springs 


Rex- 


H. P. Johnson 


Rex 


Rowland 


W. E. McCallum 


Rowland 


Sandy Grove 




Raeford 


Sardis 


John M. Hodges, Jr. 


Linden 


Sherwood 


D. C. Baker 


Fayetteville. Rt 7 


Shiloh 


Dr. C. D. Thomas 


Timber land 


Smyrna 


D. C. Stewart 


Johns 


South Fayetteville 


A. S. Cain 






121 Cameron Ave. 


Fayetteville 


Spence 




Willow Springs, Rt. 2 


Spies 


A. L. Monroe 


Spies 


St. Pauls 


Burke McDuffie 


St. Pauls 


Sunnyside 


H. A. Bulla 


Fayetteville, Rt. 2 


Union 


John S. McLaughlin 


Cameron 


Unity 


E. F. Thornton 


Dunn, Rt. 2' 


Vass 


P. A. Wilson 


Vass 


West End 


D. H. Wilson 


West End 


Westminster 


L. Z. Collier 


Linden 



STATISTICAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1945. 





POSTOFFICES 


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(fMinutes of 



FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETINGS 

October, 1945 
January and cApril, 1946 

PRO RE NATA MEETING, DAVIDSON, N. Q. 
ADJOURNED AND CALLED MEETINGS 
FAYETTEVILLE, N. C. 



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cfMmutes of 

FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETINGS 

October ; 1945 
January and cApril y 1946 

PRO RE NATA MEETING, DAVIDSON, N. Q. 

ADJOURNED AND CALLED MEETINGS 

FAYETTEVILLE, N. C. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 
Moderators: 

Mr. Charles Ross — October 1945 Lillington 

Rev. Thompson E. Davis — January 1946 Southern Pines 

Rev. A. R. McQueen— April 1946 Dunn 

Stated Clerk— Rev. C. M. Gibbs (1947) Dunn 

Permanent Clerk — Rev. J. F. Menius (1947) Fayetteville 

Temporary Clerk — Rev. P. H. Biddle Broadway 

Historian — Rev. L. A. McLaurin Mullins, S. C. 

The terms of office in the following groups expire as indicated 
by the date with each name or group of names. 

TRUSTEES 
I. Davidson College 

Fall 1946— Rev. C. M. Gibbs Dunn 

Fall 1947— Rev. A. R. McQueen ....Dunn 

Fall 1948— Mr. W.'A. West Fayetteville 

Fall 1949— Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

II. Elise Academy 
Fall 1946— Rev. Wm. B. Gaston, Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Mr. S. H. Miller, 

Carthage. 
Fall 1947— Rev. W. S. Golden, Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen; 
Fall 1948— Mrs. L. L. McGoogan, St Pauls; Mrs. Charles Rankin, 

Fayetteville; Mrs. F. L. Eubanks, Sanatorium. 
Fall 1949— Mr. D D. McCrimmon, Robbins ; Mr. M. J. McNeill 
Laurinburg; Mr. W. P. Saunders, Robbins. 
III. Flora Macdonald College 
Spring 1947— Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton; Dr. P. P. McCain, 
Sanatorium ; Dr. C. T. Johnson, Red Springs ; Rev. 
W. S. Golden. 
Spring 1948 — Rev. H. K. Holland, Mr. Edwin Morgan, Laurinburg; 
Mrs. D. A. McCormick, McDonald; Mr. Charles G. 
Rose, Fayetteville. 
Spring 1949— Rev. John M. Alexander, Dr. D. S. Currie, Parkton; 
Mr. A. T. McLean, Lumberton; Mr. H. McN. Jones, 
Laurinburg. 

IV. Donaldson Academy 
Charles G. Rose, Claude Rankin, Hector McKeithan, T. A. De- 
Vane, Dr. D. G. McKeithan, H. M. Pinkston, Fayetteville; W. R. 
Sutherland, Laurinburg; M. C. Dew Raeford; Rev. A. R. McQueen 
Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Rev. C. M. Gibbs. 

V. Sandy Grove Church Property 
Spring 1947— Mr. M. G. Ray, Rockfish; Mr. Neill A. McFadyen, Tim- 

berland. 
Spring 1948— Mr. J. B. Cameron and Mr. McKay Blue, Raeford. 
Spring 1949— Mr. Ryan McBryde, Raeford. 

VI. Fayetteville Presbytery 
Fall 1947— Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton. 
Fall 1948 — Mr. Hinton James, Laurinburg. 
Fall 1949-^Mr. Charles G. Rose, Fayetteville. 



4 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

VII. Lebannon Church Cemetery 

Mr. F. E. Coxe, Mr. Ralph Pur cell, Miss Kate McKenzie. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

Note : The terms of office of all executive committee members 
expire at the Stated October meeting of the Presbytery of the year 
indicated. 

I. Presbytery's Home Missions 

Rev. H. K. Holland, Chairman 
1946— Rev. W. S. Golden, Rev. J. I. Knight, Mr. K. A. McDonald, 

Raeford. 
1947_Rev. H. K. Holland, Rev. J. W. Mann, Mr. J. H. Poole, West 

End. 
1948-^R'ev. C. H. Storey, Rev. A. R. McQueen, Mr. W. A. West, 

Fayetteville. 

II. Stewardship 

Rev. Wm. B. Gaston, Chairman 

1946— Rev. J. I. Knight, Mr. Ryan McBryde, Raeford; Mr. R. L. 

Remsburg, Dunn. 
1947— Rev. J. F. Menius, Mr. John M. Wilson, Fayetteville; Mr. A. 

T. McLean, Lumberton. 
1948— Rev. J. B. Black, Mr. Gordon Cameron, Pinehurst; Mr. W. 

M. Shaw, Fayetteville. 
1949— Rev. R. R. Ramsey, Dr. D. S. Currie, Parkton; Mr. H. B. 

Sessoms, Fayetteville; Rev. R. L. Alexander, Lumberton. 

III. Religious Education 

Rev. S. H. Fulton, Chairman 

Chairmen of Sub -Committees 

Leadership Training — Rev. R. L. Prince 

Young People's Division — Rev. Thompson E. Davis. 

Adult Division — Rev. F. L. Goodman. 

Children's Division — Rev. D. F. Blue. 

Country Church and Sunday School Extension — Rev. D. H. Dulin. 

Bible Instruction in Public Schools — Rev. S. H. Fulton. 

1946— Rev. D. F. Blue, Rev. A. M. Keith, Rev. C M. Voyles, Dr. R. 

L. Murray, Raeford. 
1947_Rev. S. H. Fulton, Rev. Wm. B. Gaston, Rev. T. Lay ton 

Fraser, Rev. D. H. Dulin, Mr. L. B. McKeithan, Cameron. 
1948— Rev. H. A. McBath, Rev. T. E. Davis, Mr. C. E. Beman, 

Laurinb)urg. 

Advisory Members From the Presbyterial 

Mrs. J. E. Ratchford, Robbins ; Miss Fodie Buie, Red Springs ; Miss 
Kate Sutton, Fayetteville; Miss Flora McQueen, Dunn; Mrs. S. H. Ful- 
ton, Laurinburg; Miss Anna McQueen, Rowland; Mrs. W. T. Covington, 
Raeford. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 5 

IV. Woman's Work 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Chairman. 

1946— Rev. A. M. Keith. 
1947— Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick. 

1948— Rev. J. Hoge Smith, Jr. j 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

Note: The terms of office of all permanent committee members 
expire at the Stated October meeting of the Presbytery of the year 
indicated. 

I. Assembly's Work 

Rev. Harvey A. McBath, Chairman 

1946 — Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, Rev. L. C. LaMotte. 

Educational Institutions, Rev. C. Hi. Maury. 
1947 — Minutes of the General Assembly, Rev. R. R. Ramsey. 

Rev. Harvey A. McBath. 
1948 — Foreign Missions, Rev. J. E. Ratchford. 

Assembly's H\om\e Missions, Rev. D. L. Jones. 

Bible Cause, Rev. P. H. Biddle. 

II. Synod's Work 

Rev. T. A. Guiton, Chairman 

1946— Rev. T. A. Guiton. 

1947— Educational Institutions, Rev. D. B. K. Walthall. 

1948 — Synod's Home Missions, Rev. R. L. Prince. 

Orphangs' Home, Rev. J. W. Mann. 

Minutes of Synod, Rev. Troy D. Mullis 

III. Presbytery's Work 

1. Business— Rev. J. E. Ratchford, Chairman. 
1946— Rev. J. E. Ratchford. 

1947— Sessional Records: Rev. A. M. Keith. 
1 948— Auditing : Mr. J. C. Graham,, Erwin 

2. Educational Institutions— Rev. W. S. Golden, Chairman. 
1946— Rev. W. S. Golden. 

1947 — Mr. HJ. McN. Jones, Laurinburg. 
1948— Mr. M. C. Dew, Raeford. 

3. Printed Minuses— Rev. C. H. Storey, Chairman. 
1946— Rev. C. H. Maury. 

1947— Rev. C. H. Storey. 
1948^Rev. D. F. Blue. 

4. Moral and Social Welfare— Rev. R. R. Ramsey, Chairman. 
1946— Rev. R. R. Ramsey. 

1947— Rev. Thompson E. Davis. 
1948— Rev. H. G. Bedinger. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



5. Examinations : 

(a) Theology — Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev. John M. Alexander. 
Rev. J. F. Menius. 

(b) Church History — Rev. S. H. Fulton, Rev. C. M. Voyles, 
Rev. Frank S. Blue. 

(c) Church Government mid the Sacraments — Rev. W. S. 
Golden, Rev. C. H. Storey, Rev. H. G. Bedinger. 

(d) English Bible — Rev. C. H. Maury, Rev. T. E. Davis, Rev. 
H|. K. Holland. 

(e) Moral Science and Philosophy — Rev. . L. C. LaMotte, Rev. 
T. A. Guiton, Rev. C. M. Voyles. 

(f) Natural Sciences — Rev. C, G. Vardell, Rev. C. M. Gibbs, 
Rev. H,. G. Bedinger. 

(g) Languages — Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Rev. C. G. Vardell, 
Rev. R. L. Prince. 

(h) Thesis, Exegesis, and Popular Lecture — Rev. S. H. Ful- 
ton, Rev. D. F. Blue, Rev. W. J. Huneycutt. 

6. Program) — Rev. C. H. Storey, Chairman. 

Note: Other members of the Program Committee are the pastor 
of the host church, the Stated Clerk and the chairmen of the four 
executive committees. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. Nominations: Rev. H. G. Bedinger, Chairman; Rev. H. K. 

Holland, Mr. McKay McKinnon, Maxton. 

2. Evangelism: Rev. C. H. Storey, Chairman. 

District No. 1— Rev. A. M. Keith. 
District No. 2 — Rev. John M. Alexander. 
District No. 3 — Rev. H. G. Bedinger. 
District No. 4— Rev. S. H|. Fulton. 
District No. 5— Rev. Hi. K. Holland 
District No. 6— Rev. Troy D. Mullis. 
District No. 7 — Rev. C. M. Voyles. 
District No. S— Rev. P. H. Biddle. 

COMMISSIONS 

1. On the Minister and His Work — Rev. L. C LaMotte, Chair- 
jman. 

1946 — Rev. John M. Alexander and Mr. S. H. McPherson, 

Fayetteville. 
1947— Rev. C H. Storey and Mr. Carl Alford, Rowland. 
194&-Rev. L. C. LaMotte. 
Ex-Officio Miember: Executive Secretary of Presbytery. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 7 

PRO RE NATA MEETING 

Davidson, N. C, October 9, 1945. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met by order of the Synod of 
North Carolina in the Davidson College Presbyterian Church 
after the adjournment of the evening session of the Synod, 
wlas called to order by the Moderator, Rev. R. R. Ramsey, 
and was opened with prayer. 

Roll: The following were present and enrolled or were 
enrolled during the sessions of the Presbytery: 

Ministers: W. C. Buchanan, A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, C. M. Gilbfbs, W. J. Huneycutt, W. S. Golden, S. 
H. Fulton, |H. G. Bedinger, P. H. Biddle, L. C. LaMotte, John M. 
Alexander. R. R. Ramsey, Troy D. Mullis, H. K. Holland, T. A. Gui- 
ton, A M. Keith, F. S. Blue, C H. Maury, J. F. Menius, C. H. 
Storey, T. E. Davis, W. B. Gaston, H. A. McBath, J. W. Mann, D. H. 
Dulin, R. R. Gammon, J. Hoge Smith, Jr., S. E. Howie, D. L. Jones. 
— 30. 

Ruling Elders: A. M. McEachern, Antioch; Thos. N. Holmes, 
Barbecue: J. D. McLean, Bethesda; Dan R. McNeill, Brownson 
Memorial; J. M. Bain, Dunn; Dr. A. S. Cromartie, Fayetteville 
First; H. M. Pinkston, Highland; W. R. Sutherland, Laurinburg; 
O. L. Johnson, Lillington; Lacy John, Lumber Bridge; S. L. Adams, 
Rowland; L. L. McGoogan, St. Pauls. — 12. 

Order of Business: The Stated Clerk reported that the 
Synod had ordered this meeting to transact the following 
business : 

1. To dismiss Rev. Ralph E. McCaskill to Harmony Presbytery. 

2. To receive candidates for the ministry. 

3. To consider a change in the date for the October meeting 
of Presbytery. 

Minister Dismissed: At his own request, Rev. Ralph E. 
McCaskill was granted a letter of dismission to Harmony 
Presbytery. 

Date Changed: The date for the October meeting of 
Presbytery Was changed from October 16, 1945, to October 
23, 1945. 

Since it was not possible to complete the business of the 
docket, Presbytery adjourned to meet tomorrow at the noon 
recess of the meeting of Synod in the Chambers Building of 
Davidson College to continue the business of the docket, 
closing with prayer. 



8 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

October 10, 1945 

Fayetteville Presbytery met according to adjournment at 
the noon recess of the meeting of the Synod, in the Cham- 
bers Building of Davidson College. The m)eeting was opened 
with prayer. 

Candidates Received: Mr. J. Walter Mann, Jr., was intro- 
duced to the Presbytery and asked to be received under the 
care of the Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. The 
Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
reported that all the required testimonials and papers regard- 
ing the reception of Mr. Mann as a candidate for the ministry 
had been received and found satisfactory, and recommended 
that he be received. The Presbytery examined him as re- 
quired by the Book of Church Order which examination was 
accepted as satisfactory. The charge was given by Rev. C. 
H. Storey and Presbytery engaged in prayer in behalf of the 
candidate. Mr. Mann was then enrolled as a candidate for 
the ministry. 

Minutes Read: The minutes of these sessions were read 
and adopted. 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet 
in the Presbyterian Church, Dunn, N. C, on October 23, 1945, 
at 10:00 A. M. 

R. R. RAMSEY, Moderator. 

W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 

ATTEST. C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 9 

TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-NINTH STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Dunn, N. C, October 23, 1945. 

Fayetteville Presbytery mjet in its Two Hundred and 
Seventy-ninth Stated Meeting in the Dunn Presbyterian 
Church at 10:00 A. M., was called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev. R. R. Ramsey, and was opened with prayer by Rev. 
A. R. McQueen. 

Roll: The following were present and enrolled or were 
enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, G. F. Kirkpatrick, C. M. Gibbs, W. 
J. Huneycutt, U G. Calhoun, W. S. Golden, S. H. Fulton, H. G. 
Bedinger, D. F. Blue, P. H. Biddle, C M. Voyles, L. C. LaMotte, 
John M. Alexander, R, R. Ramsey, Troy D. Mullis, H. K. Holland, 

D. K. Walthall, A. M. Keith, R. L. Prince, J. I. Knight, F. S. Blue, 
J f E. -R'atchford, J. F. Menius, C H. Storey, T, E. Hager, W. B. 
Gaston, H. A. McBath, J. W. Mann, D. ,H. Dulin, R. R. Gammon, 
J. Hoge Smith, Jr., S. E. Howie, D. L. Jones, J. C. Lawrence, C. R. 
Jenkins, T. Lay ton Fraser. — 35. 

Ruling Elders: H. F. Currie, Antioch ; D. W. Faircloth, Ashpole ; 
Lee Cameron, Barbecue; J. A. Kelly, Bensalem; J. H. Suttenfield, 
Bethesda; C. M. Coats, Berea; Walter E. Blue, Brownson Memo- 
rial; N. McK. Bryan, Buies Creek; R. C Byrd, Bunnlevel; P. T. 
Hopkins, Cameron ; Wilbur H. Gurrie, Carthage ; C. T. Thomas, 
Cedar Rock; A. H. White, Centre; W. B. Calhoun, Church in the 
Pines; J. E. Morrson, Culdee; John Baker, Cypress; Wm. McK. 
Pearsall, Dunn; J. W. Monroe, Eagle Springs; R. F. McLamb, 
Ebenezer ; W. Stuart Evans, Elise ; Colin Black, Ephesus ; D. E. 
Lasater, Erwin ; D. J. Blue, Eurka; Dr. W. P. McKay, Fayette- 
ville First; Edwin Bain, Flat Branch; F. A. Monroe, Galatia; 
Mitchell Monds, Grove; G. F. Dempsey, Highland; F. M. Davis, 
Iona; A. Lacy Currie, Jackson Springs; A. B. Parker, Lakeview; 

E. F. Murray, Laurel Hill; D. T. Blue, Laurinburg; Charles Ross, 
Lillington ; N. H. G. Balfour, Lumber Bridge; H. B. Jennings, Lum- 
berton; McKay McKinnon, Maxton; Worth Collier, McMillan; M. 
M. Clark, McPherson; G. W. Mclntyre, Midway; D. D. F. Ray, 
M/ontpelier; John Patterson, Mt. Pisgah ; D. E. Graham, Olivia; 
C. G Adams, Philadelphus ; D. M. Coats, Plainviiew; J. M. Fields, 
Priest Hill; J. J. Lee, Providence; D. S. Poole, Raeford ; Elisha 
Worrell, Raven Rock; F. B. Thrower, Red Springs; H. P. John- 
son, Rex; J. A. Faircloth, Rowland; D. C. McEachern, St. Pauls; 
J. A. Geddie, Sunnyside ; M. D. McLean, Union; P. A. Wilson, Vass; 
C W. Ritter, West End. — 57. 

Organization: Mr. Charles Ross, Ruling Elder of the 
Lillington Church, was elected Moderator and Rev. P. H. 
Biddle Temporary Clerk. 



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Visitors Introduced : The following were introduced to 
Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting brethren: Rev. T. 
Layton Fraser, of the Presbytery of West Jersey of the 
Presbyterian Church U.S.A. ; Rev. C. Rees Jenkins and Rev. 
J. Cecil Lawrence, of Granville Presbytery; Rev. E. E. Gilles- 
pie, of Orange Presbytery; and Rev. E. P. Move, of Pee Dee 
Presbytery. 

Report of Program Committee : The Program Committee 
submitted a printed program which was adopted as the docket 
for this meeting of Presbytery. 

Communications : The following communications were re- 
ceived and disposed of as indicated : 

a. Calls for pastoral services as follows : From Dunn and Grove 
Churches for Rev. R. R. Gammon ; from St. Pauls Church for 
Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence ; from Providence, Ebenezer and Berea 
Churches for Mr. James E. Porter ; from Maxton Church for 
Rev. T. Layton Fraser. Referred to the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work. 

b. From Commissioners to the last General Assembly, reporting 
their attendance at same. These reports were approved and the 
Commissioners commended for their diligence. 

c. An overture to the General Assembly. Referred to the Com- 
mittee on Bills and Overtures. 

Report on Vacancies: The Stated Clerk's report on va- 
cancies was received and referred to the Nominating Committee. 

Ministers Received: Letters of dismission of the fol- 
lowing ministers to this Presbytery were received : Rev. J. 
Cecil Lawrence and Rev. C. Rees Jenkins from Granville 
Presbytery and Rev. T. Layton Fraser from the Presbytery 
of West Jersey. These brethren were examined as required 
by the Book of Church Order. These examinations were 
sustained as satisfactory and it was ordered that these brethren 
be enrolled in the Presbytery after signing the obligations re- 
quired of its ministers. 

Standing Committees: The following Standing Com- 
mittees were appointed by the Moderator : 

Bills and Overtures:: Rev. R. R. Ramsey, Chairman; Rev. A. 
M. Keith and Mr. N. H. G. Balfour. 

Resolutions: Rev. W. B. Gaston, Chairman Rev. J. I. Knight 
and M. Willibur H. Currie. 

Report on Evangelism: The Committee on Evangelism 
made a verbal report which was received as information and 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 11 

submitted the following recommendations which were adopted : 

Recommendations : 

1. That this Presbytery heartily endore the General Assembly's 
program to emphasize Visitation Evangelism this year and urge 
its churches to make earnest efforts along this line. 

2L That pastors be urged to study carefully the literature 
furnished by the Assembly's ComnvJttee on this method of Evange- 
lism. 

3. That the District Chairmen on Presbytery's Committee 
be requested to contact the churches in their districts to ascertain 
the efforts made, the methods used and the results obtained, and 
be prepared to report on same at the mid-winter meeting of 
Presbytery. 

4. That each church earnestly endeavor to meet the suggested 
goal of one profession of faith for every ten members. Last year 
we had one profession for every 34 members. 

Respectfully submitted, 
C. H. STOREY, Chairman. 

Address on Evangelism : Rev. E. E. Gillespie, the Super- 
intendent of Home Missions of the Synod of North Carolina, 
addressed the Presbytery in a stirring message on Evangelism, 
and for which Presbytery expressed its appreciation. 

Recess: Presbytery took recess for five minutes to 
make preparation for the Communion Service. 

Presbyterial Sermon : Presbytery reconvened and heard 
the Presbyterial sermon by the retiring Moderator, Rev. R. 
R. Ramsey, on the text, Ephesians 4:13. 

Communion Service: The Communion of the Lord's 
Supper was observed, Rev. A. R. McQueen and Rev. C. H. 
Storey presiding. 

Recess: Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P. M. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 P. M., and was led in prayer 
by Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence. 

Report on Nominations: The Committee on Nominations 
submitted its report which was adopted. (See General Direc- 
tory). 

Report on Religious Education : The Committee on Re- 
ligious Education submitted its report. Pending the adoption 



12 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

of the report, Miss Sara Little, Extension Worker for the 
Synod's Committee on Religious Education, spoke on "Out- 
post Work". The report as adopted is as follows : 

REPORT ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

The two summer conferences were held at Flora Macdonald 
College, the Pioneer Conference with Rev. A. M. Keith, Director, 
having aq enrollment of 247 ; and the Young People's Conference 
with Rev. T. E. Davis, Director, having an enrollment of 125. 
Approximately 40 Daily Vacation Bible Schools were conducted in 
the Presbytery. Three young women employed by the Synod's 
Committee were used in Bible School Work in the Presbytery 
at mission points or small churches. 

Recommendations : 

1. We call the attention of the churches to the goals set by 
the General Assembly in reaching 50,000 additions for Christ and 
the establishment of 500 chapels during the year. We recommend 
that surveys be made in likely areas looking to the establishment 
of at leat 9 new chapels, which is the quota of Fayetteville Presby- 
tery. 

2. That regional leadership training schools in reach of 
every church in the Presbytery be conducted in February and 
March. 

3. That all the Young People's Groups in the churches 
observe Young People's Night November 11, 1945. 

4. That instead of the District Rallies for the Young People, 
there will be a Retreat at Presbyterian Junior College, November 
17 18, 1945, for the key leaders of the Young People. 

5. That the one-half percent heretofore allocated to Presby- 
tery's Committee on Religious Education be returned to Synod's 
Committee on Religions Education beginning April 1, 1946. 

Report on Home Missions : The Committee on Home 
Missions submitted the following report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF HOME MISSION COMMITTEE 

Your Home Mission Committee is pleased to be enabled to 
report another year of good results and splendid progress in 
the Home Mission work of the Presbytery, and the committee 
is grateful to God for His manifold blessings upon this part of the 
Kingdom enterprise. Our workers now number 14 including the 
superintendent, and with this force all the churches under the 
supervision of the committee with o n e exception have had regular 
services during the year. In these unsettled times we believe that 
this is remakable and we feel that this alone provides special rea- 
sons for gratitude to God. Two 1 women workers were employed for 
the summer months for work in Fort Bragg area and at the North 
Carolina State Sanatorium. Also a Negro woman has been employed 
to work among the Negroes and the Negro churches of Scotland 
County. This work is being done jointly with the Presbyterian 
Church U.S.A. 



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During the year a great deal of interest has been shown in 
the improvement of the church property and buildings. These are 
now in the best condition in years. Two of the fields are planning 
to build new manses and one a new church and Sunday school 
building. 

Several of the fields have increased their support toward the 
salary of the pastor. Ijt was recommended at the Spring meeting of 
Presbytery that all churches or fields under the supervision of 
the Home Mission Committee make the salary of the pastor not 
Jess than $2,000 and a manse. All of the churches under the 
supervision of this committee have done this. 

The work near the Veterans' Hospital, north of Fayetteville, is 
getting under way with the Rev. J. F. Menius in charge. This is a 
field that offers an unusually fine opportunity for development. 
Plans for the construction of a church are under way and applica- 
tion has been made t the Home Mission Emergency Fund for 
assistance. Your Home Mission Committee, at the request of the 
Synod's Defense Service Council, is assuming oversight of the 
work which the Council has established within the bounds of 
this Presbytery. This will considerably enlarge the extent of the 
work of your Committee. 

The very effective work done by the summer worker at the 
State Sanatorium has prompted the Committee to look into the 
possibilities of placing a full time worker in that institution. Ex- 
plorations are now under way to determine just what can be done 
to meet this challenging opportunity for Christian service. 

The prospects for the work of your Committee was never bright- 
er. We are grateful for the opportunities of service, and we trust 
that we may be faithful stewards of the means and abilities which 
have been given by God for this work. 



Recommendations : 

1. That the Home Mission Emergency Campaign be heartily 
endorsed and that Presbytery accept the quota assigned by Synod, 
which is the same as last year, and that the quota for each of 
our churches in the Presbytery be the same as last year, and that 
all churches make a special effort to meet these quotas. 

2. That the Trustees of the Presbytery be authorized to re- 
ceive the funds from the Home Mission Emergency Fund for the 
church at the Veterans' Hospital and to sign the agreement with 
the Home Mission Emergency Fund which is required to secure 
these funds. 

3. That the attention of Presibytery be called to the special 
emphasis placed upon outpost work by the General Assembly in de. 
signating this as "Chapel Year," and that each pastor and session 
be urged to thoroughly survey their communities with a view of 
locating suitable places for outpost work. The General Assembly 
has set a goal of 500 new chapels this year. Of this number Fay- 
etteville Presbytery has been assigned a quota of 9. 






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4. That Presbytery appoint a commission to investigate con- 
ditions at P'lainview Church and to take whatever action ;s required 
to clear up the troubles existing in that church, and that a letter 
be written Rev.- Dixori McDonald informing him of this action. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. K. HOLLAND, Chairman. 

Commission Appointed: The Commission on the Minister 
and His Work was appointed to investigate' and act on matters 
of the Plainview Church in accordance with recommendation 
No. 4 of the report on Home Mission. . 

Report on Bills and Overtures: The Committee on Bills 
and Overtures submitted its report recommlending the adoption 
of the overture which has been referred to it. This report 
was adopted and the overture is as follows : 

OVERTURE 

WHEREAS, the Assembly's Stewardship Committee in its 
meetings this fall and winter, must make recommendations about 
the percentages to be allocated to the Assembly's causes for the 
year April 1, 1947 - March 31, 1948; and 

WHEREAS, in this period of readjustment it is impossible to 
anticipate the changing needs that far in advance, and 

WHEREAS, the Assembly of 1944 has already established the 
principle and precendent that the Assembly is competent to adjust 
the distribution of its own causes at any time, (for example, see 
Assem. Min, 1944, p. 72, Rec. 21)., and 

WHEREAS, the spending budgets of the Assembly's Causes 
which are based on past receipts and not on future askings, would 
not be affected this year by the proposed change, 

THEREFORE, The Presbytery of Fayetteville respectfully over- 
tures the General Assembly meeting in Montreat, N. C, May, 1946, 
to order the percentage of distribution to Assembly's causes which 
shall be adopted by this Assembly to become applicable as of 
July I, 1946, thus establishing the rule that any future changes in 
percentages for Assembly's causes adopted by the Assembly shall 
become applicable on July 1 immediately following that Assembly. 

Report on Moral and Social Welfare : The Committee on 
Moral and Social Welfare made a verbal report which was 
received as information, 

Report on Stewardship: The Committee on Stewardship 
made a verbal report which was received as information. 

Report on Assembly's Causes: The Sub-Chairman on 



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Foreign Missions made a verbal report which was received 
as information, and the Presbytery heard an address on 
"Evangelical Religion in South America" by Rev. L. G. Cal- 
houn, of our Mission in Brazil. The Sub-Chairman on Bible 
Cause submitted a report which was received as information 
and the following recommendations which were adopted : 

Recommendations : 

1. That our Presbytery accept in full the benevolent quota 
asked by the Assembly for Bible Cause and that all the churches 
be urged to see that the full percentages be devoted to the work 
of the American Bible Society. 

2. That wherever possible the first Sunday in December be 
observed as ''Universial Bible Sunday" and that an offering be 
taken on that day for Bible Cause. 

Respectfully submitted, 
D. K. WALTHALL, Sub-Chairmas. 

The Sub-Chairman on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief submitted a verbal report which was received as in- 
formation. 

Report on Orphans? Home: The Committee on Orphans' 
Home made a verbal report which was received as information. 

Report on Educational Institutions : The Presbyterys's 
Committee on Educational Institutions made a verbal report 
which was received as information and offered the following 
resolution which was adopted : 

Resolution: 

That Presbytery approve the plan of the Trustees of Flora 
Macdonald College to secure funds needed for plant improvement 
and endowment and urge pastors, sessions, the Woman's Auxiliaries, 
other organizations and members to give all possible co-operatoin 
in attaining these objects. 

Committee Discharged : The Special Committee on the 
Development of Flora Macdonald College, having completed 
the work for which it was appointed, was thanked for its 
services and was discharged. 

Report of the Commission on the Minister and His Work : 
The Commission on the Minister and Flis Work submitted the 
following recomjmendations which were adopted : 

Recommendations : 

1. That the following calls for pastoral services be found in 
order and placed in the hands of the respective ministers : 



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a. From the Dunn Chlurch at a salary of $3,000.00 per year 
and free use of the manse with ministers' annuity and from Grove 
Church at a salary of $200.00 per year with ministers' annuity 
for the services of Rev. R. R. Gammon 

b. From the St Pauls Church at salary of $3,000.00 per year, 
free use of the manse and the minister's annuity for the services 
of Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence. 

c. From the Maxton Church at a salary f $3,300.00 per year, 
free use of the manse and ministers' annuity for the services of 
Rev. T. Layton Fraser. 

d. From Providence Church at a salary of $375.00 per year, 
ifree use of the manse and ministers' annuity; from Ebenezer at a 
salary of $375.00 per year and ministers' annuity, and from Bera 
at a salary of $200.00 per year and ministers' annuity, for the ser- 
vices of Licentiate James E. Porter. 

2. That Presbytery accept the examination of Mr. James E. 
Porter for licensure for his ordination and that Presbytery appoint 
a commission to ordain and install him as pastor in the Providence 
field. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman. 

Calls Accepted: Rev. R. R. Gammon signified his accep- 
tance of the calls placed in his hands and the following com- 
mission was appointed to install him at Dunn and Grove 
Churches on November 18, 1945 : Rev. A. R. McQueen, 
Chairman; Rev. S. E Howie, Rev. David Blue and Ruling 
Elder J. M. Wilson, with alternates Rev. A. M. Keith and 
Mr. Edward Hope. Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence accepted the call 
to the St. Pauls Church and the following commission was 
appointed to install him as pastor of said church: Rev. C. M. 
Gibbs, Chairman; Rev. L. C. LaMotte, Rev. J. F. Menius 
and Ruling Elder W. M. Shaw, with alternates Rev. H. K. 
Holland and Mr. M. A. Bethune. Time: November 12, 1945, 
11:00 A. M. Rev. T. Layton Fraser accepted the call to the 
Maxton Church and the following commission was appointed 
to install him as pastor of said church: Rev. C. M. Gibbs, 
Ghairman; Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Rev. S. H. Fulton, Rev. 
J. F. Menius, and Ruling Elder A. H. White, with alternates 
Rev. J. I, Knight and Mr. A. T. McLean. Time October 28, 
1945, 7:30 P. M. Licentiate James E. Porter accepted the 
calls to the Providence, Ebenezer and Berea Churches and 
the following comimission was appointed to ordain and in- 
stall him as pastor of said churches: Rev. C. M. Gibbs, 
Chairman; Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev. R. R. Gammon and 
Ruling Elder J. M. Bain, with alternates Rev. T. A. Guiton 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 17 

and Mr. Ralph Wade. In all the above commissions, the 
parts are to be assigned by the chairman and two ministers 
and one elder are to constitute a quorum. 

Report on Coats Church: The Commission on the Coats 
Church reported that it had an offer of $750.00, one third in 
cash and the balance in three equal annual payments, from 
Troy A. Williams and his wife, Neta S. Williams, for the 
church property at Coats, N. C. The Presbytery approved 
the sale of the property to the above parties at the above 
price, and authorized the Trustees of the Presbytery to issue 
the papers of transfer of title to this property. 

Name of Church Changed: At the request of the Max- 
ton Church, the name of the church at that place was changed 
to the "First Presbyterian Church of Maxton, N. C." 

History of the Cameron Hill Church: A History of the 
Cameron Hill Church was received and its reading was placed 
on the docket for the January meeting of Presbytery. 

Resolution of Thanks: The resolution was adopted by a 
rising vote : 

Resolution: 

Fayetteville Presbytery, long acquainted with the warm and 
loving personality of Rev A. R. McQueen, wishes to express its 
appreciation of the friendly welcome extended to it by the Dunn 
Church, which has been faithfully served by Rev. A. R. McQueen 
ior thirty-eight years. It was a spiritual blessing for us to hold 
our meeting lib your beautiful chapel. And we deeply thank the 
women of this church who prepared and served us such a bounti- 
ful and delicious meal. We recommend that Presbytery express its 
thanks to the Dunn Church by a rising vote. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wm. B. GASTON, Chairman. 

Next Meeting: An invitation from the Eureka Church to 
hold the January meeting of Presbytery in that church was 
accepted. 

Nominating Committee : The following Nominating Com- 
mittee was appointed to serve until the April meeting of 
Presbytery: Rev. W. J, Huneycutt, Chairman; Rev. G. F. 
Kirkpatrick and Mr. N. H. G. Balfour. 

Change in Standing Rules : The Standing Rules of Pres- 
bytery were changed, making the nominee for the moderator 



18 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

the chairman of the Program Committee. 

Committee on Mileage : A resolution was adopted calling 
for the appointment of a committee to look into the matter of 
the travel of ministers in groups of churches in our Presby- 
tery with a view to more nearly equalizing the salaries of all 
our ministers. The following Committee was appointed : Rev. 
John M. Alexander, Chairman; Rev. j. F. Menius and Rev. 
C. M. Gibbs. 

Nomination of Moderator: Rev. Thomas E. Davis was 
nominated for Moderator of the next stated meeting of Pres- 
bytery. 

Minutes Read: The Minutes of today's sessions were 
read and adopted. 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet 
in adjourned session in the First Presbyterian Church, Fayet- 
teville, N. C, on December 3, 1945, at 3 :00 P. M. 

CHARLES ROSS, Moderator. 

W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 19 

ADJOURNED SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, December 3, 1945. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in adjourned session in the 
First Presbyterian Church at 3 :00 P. M., was called to order 
by the Moderator, Mr#. Charles Ross, 'and was opened with 
prayer. 

Roll : The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, G. F. Kirkpatrick, C. M. Gibbs, 
Eugene Alexander, S. H. Fulton, H. G. Bedmger, D. F. Blue, 
L. C LaMotte, John M. Alexander, Troy D. Mullis, A. M. Keith, 
R. L, Prince, H. L. Htemphill, J. F. Menius, C. H. Storey, T. E. 
Davis, Wm. B. Gaston, J. W. Mann, D. H. Dulin, R. R. Gammon, 
J. Hoge Smith, Jr., S. E. Howie, D. L. Jones, J. C. Lawrence, 
T. Layton Fraser. — 21. 

Ruling Elders: E. G. Jones, Fairmont; M. G. Ray, Galatia ; 
Charles Ross, Lillington ; W. A. Thompson, Midway; D. C. Mc 
Eachern, St. Pauls — 5. 

Report on Stewardship : The Stewardship Committee sub- 
mitted the following report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 

1. The Synod of North Carolina adopted a total budget of 
$800,000 for the church year 1946-47, of which $98,290 was apportion- 
ed to Fayetteville Presbytery. Since this figure represents almost a 
25% increase over the $80,000 budget of last year, we recommend 
a 12-^% increase, making our Presbytery's benevolent budget for 
1946-47 $90,000. This figure is well below our last year's total of 
benevolent contributions, which amounted to $110,391. 

2. The Synod also recommenced the dividing of the churches 
into groups, according to their past record and ability to give, ou 
a per capita basis for the apportionment of quotas to the separate 
crurches. On the basis of last year's contributions to benevolences, 
we offer the following apportionments to the -churches by groups : 
(See chart on following pages). We find the churches in, or near, 
the following groups according to their gi/ving last year. We ask 
that each church use this information in determining its group for 
the coming year on some per capita basis, and that the over-all 
goal of each church )iin its benevolent giving for 1946-47 be not 
less than last year, 1944.45. 

3. Continuing last year's allocation of 19.5% of the benevolent 
budget t Presbytery's Home Missions, instead of the suggested 
15%, the Committee offers the following schedule by which benevo- 
lent funds are to be allocated. (See Schedule on following page). 



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Effort has been made to adhere as close'ly as possible to the As- 
sembly's percentages, and yet to make the percentages in raur\d 
numbers for simplification. 

4. The Assembly's assessment upon the Presbytery has been 
increased in the last two years approximately $500.00 or 50%. In 
order to meet this increase, we recommend the following changes : 

a. That the basis of computing the Presbytery's Tax be from 
henceforth on a strictly per capita basis, at a rate of 20c per member 
of the preceding April. 

b. That the apportionment of $500.00 from the Presbytery's 
Tax to the expense of the Executive Secretary's office be cut this 
year to $200.00, in order to further help meet the Assembly's 
increased assessment. 

c. That 3-< l /2% of all benevolent funds be deducted before al- 
locations are made, for the expenses of the office the Executive 
Secretary. It is felt that this is a valid deduction, since this office 
promotes all the causes of the church. Heretofore, 5% of benevolent 
'funds was deducted up to $1,300. On the basis of funds handled by 
the Central Treasurer last year, Z- l / 2 % of those funds would amount 
to $1,950. This will replace the amount lost from Presbytery's Tax. 
We also recommend that any balance remaining in this "promo- 
tional fund" at the end of the church year be left in the treasury, 
or disposed of according to the will of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM B. GASTON, Chairman. 

PERCENTAGE SCHEDULE FOR DISTRIBUTION OF 
BENEVOLENT FUNDS OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
FOR CHURCH YEAR 1946 . 1947 

ASSEMBLY'S CAUSES: 

Foreign Missions — 20.7% 

Assembly's Home Missions __ _. 11.5% 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 5.0% 

Religious Education and Publication 1.8% 

Assembly's Training School 1.0%: 

Bible Cause .5% 

Defense Service Council 3.1%i 

War Relief 1.4% 

Evangelism .4% 

Radio .6% 

46.0% 
SYNOD'S CAUSES: 

Syndd's Home Missions 10.0% 

Educational Institutions 12.5% 

Union Seminary 1.5% 

Orphans' Home 7.0% 

Synod's Religious Education __ 3.0% 

34.0% 






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PRESBYTERY'S CAUSES: 

Presbytery's Home Missions 19.5% 

Presbytery's Religious Education 5% 

20.0% 

TOTAL 100.0% 



ASKINGS OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY FOR 

BENEVOLENT CAUSES AND PRESBYTERY'S TAX 

FOR CHURQH YEAR 1946-1947 

Church Membership Benevolent Presbytery s 

Asking Tax @ 20t 

Group I, — Asking $18.00 Per Member 

Laurinburg .. 714 $12,852 $142.40 

Group II — Asking $15.00 Per Member 

Fayetteville First 992 14,880 198.40 

Gibson 35 525 7.00 

Highland 491 7,365 98.20 

Laurel Hill 119 1,785 23.80 

Maxton 343 5,145 68.60 

Red Springs 348 5,220 69.60 

Group HI — Asking $12.50 Per Member 

Lumberton 482 6,025 96.40 

Raeford 571 7,138 114,20 

Group IV — Asking $10.00 Per Member 

Bethesda .. 302 3,020 60.40 

Duns 349 3,490 69.80 

Iona 107 1,070 21.20 

McPherson 175 1,750 35.00 

Montpelier 199 1,990 39.80 

Philadelphus .__ 80 800 16.00 

Rex 68 680 13.60 

Smyrna 68 680 13.60 

St. Pauls 326 3,260 65.20 

Sunnyside 141 1,410 28.20 

Vass 63 630 12.60 

Group V — Asking $7,50 Per Member 

Ashpole 211 1.582 42.20 

Bethel 122 915 24.40 

Carthage 330 2,475 66.00 

Church .n the Pines 202 1,515 40.40 

Ephesus 77 577 15.40 

Godwin 130 975 26.00 

Lillington 246 1,845 49.20 

Shiloh 120 900 24.00 



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Church Membership Benevolent Presbytery's 

Asking Tax @ 20c 

Group VlJ — Asking $5.00 Per Member 

Antioch 340 $1,700 $68.00 

Bunnlevel __ 91 455 18.20 

Cameron 146 730 29.20 

Centre 155 775 31.00 

Erwin 154 ■ 770 30.80 

Fairmont 89 445 17.80 

Olivia 193 965 38.60 

Raven Rock 95 475 19.00 

Rowland 211 1,055 42.20 

Group VII — Asking $4.00 Per Member 

Bensalem 198 792 39.60 

Elise 100 400 20.00 

Ejureka 154 616 30.80 

Jackson Springs 342 1,368 68.40 

Leaflet 94 376 18.80 

West End 114 456 22.80 

Group VIII — Asking $3.00 Per Member 

Bluff 190 570 38.00 

Brownson Memorial 234 702 46.80 

Cypress 120 360 24.00 

Eagle Springs 34 102 6.80 

Flat Branch 263 789 52.60 

Galatia 321 963 64.20 

Hope Mills 36 108 7.20 

Lumber Bridge 61 183 12.20 

McMillan 95 285 19.00 

Midway 113 339 22.60 

Naomi 18 54 3.60 

Parkton 223 669 44.60 

Pembroke — 36 108 7.20 

Group IX — Asking $2.00 Per Member 

Benson 30 60 6.00 

Berea 24 48 4.80 

Big Rockfish 80 160 16.00 

Cameron Hill .... 100 200 20.00 

Cedar Rock 74 148 14.80 

Church of the Covenant 131 262 26.20 

Culdee --. 215 430 43.00 

Lakeview __. 104 208 20.80 

Manly 158 316 31.60 

Mt. Pisgah 266 532 53.20 

Mt. Tabor 48 96 9.60 

Pinehurst 292 584 58.40 

Sherwood 86 172 17.20 

Spies .. 25 50 5.00 



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Church Membership Benevolent Presbytery's 

Asking Tax @ 20c 

Group X — Asking $1.00 Per Member 

Barbecue 89 89 17.80 

Campbellton 43 43 8.60 

Cape Fear _. 37 37 7.40 

Comfort 82 82 16.40 

Dundarrach __ 36 36 7.20 

Ebenezer 83 83 16.60 

Foud Oaks 22 22 4.40 

Grove 109 109 21.80 

Palestine 47 47 9.40 

Philippi 22 22 4.40 

Providence — 68 68 13.60 

Sardis __ 78 78 15.60 

Union 99 99 19.80 

Unity 51 51 10.20 

Westminster 61 61 12.20 

Priest Hill 63 63 12.60 

Plainview _. 27 27 5.40 

Signature Authorised: Presbytery authorized the Chair- 
man of the Home Mission Committee, Rev. H. K. Holland, 
and the Stated Clerk to sign the agreement required in order 
to secure funds from the General Assembly's Home Mission 
Council for the building of the church near the Veterans' 
Hospital north of Fayetteville, N. C. When such funds are 
received, the Stated Clerk was directed to turn them over to 
the treasurer of the local building committee. 

Call from Red Springs: A call from the Red Springs 
Church for the pastoral services of Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Jr., 
'of East Hanover Presbytery, at a salary of $3,600.00 per year, 
free use of the manse and the payment of church's portion of 
the ministers' annuity, was received, found in order and 
ordered placed in the hands of Mr. Fry. The Red Springs 
Church was granted permission to continue to employ Rev. 
H. Tucker Graham as Temjporary Supply until the new pastor 
arrives. 

South Fayetteville Manse Fund : The treasurer of Presby- 
tery was directed to send the funds which have come into the 
hands of the Presbytery from the sale of the manse belonging 
to the Comfort, Campbellton and South Fayetteville Churches 
to the treasurer of the building fund of the new church in 
the Veterans' Hospital Area to be used in the construction of 
the church building there. 



24 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Campbellton Church: A sum; of $500.00 from the Elise 
Fund was appropriated to help the Campbellton Church in the 
restoration of the church building which had been damaged 
by the flood of this year. 

Reports of Commissions: The following reports of Com- 
missions on Installation were received and admitted to the 
records 1 of the Presbytery: 

REPORT ON INSTALLATIONS 

Pf Rev. D. L. Jone»: The Commission appointed by Fayette- 
ville Presbytery to install Rev. D. L. Jones as pastor of the Fair- 
mont dhurch met at the church at 11 :00 A. M., September 30, 
1945. The following were present: Rev. J. I. Knight, Chairman; 
Rev. L. C. LaMotte, and Ruling Elder C. A. Alford. The meeting 
was opened with prayer. Mr. C. A. Alford was appointed Clerk. 
Rev. L. C. LaMotte preached the sermon, Rev. J. I. Knight pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions and charged the pastor, 
and Mr. C A. Alford charged the congregation. Rev. D. L. Jones 
was declared duly installed pastor of the Fairmont Church in ac- 
cordance with the Book of Church Order. The minutes of the 
Commission were read and adopted and the meeting adjourned 
with prayer. 

J. I. KNIGHT, Chairman. 

A. C. ALFORD, Clerk. 

The Commission appointed by the Presbytery to install Rev. 
D. L. Jones as pastor of the Midway Church met at the church 
ati 4:00 P. M, September 30, 1945. Present: Rev. L. A. McLaurin, 
Chairman ; Rev. L. C. LaMotte and Rev. J. I. Knight and Ruling 
Elder C. A. Alford. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. 
L. A. McLaurin preached the sermon and propounded the constitu- 
tional questions. Rev. L. C. LaMotte charged the pastor and Rev. 
J. I. Knight the congregation. Rev. D. L. Jones was declared duly 
installed pastor of the Midway Church in accordance with the Book 
of Church Order. The minutes of the Commission were read and 
adopted and the Commission adjourned with prayer. 

L. A. McLAURKN, Moderator. 

C. A. ALFiORD, Clerk. 

Rev. R. R. Gammon : The Commission appointed by the Presby- 
tery to install Rev. R. R. Gammon as associate pastor of the Dunn 
anld Grove Churches met at the Dunn Church at 11:00 A. M., on 
November 18, 1945. Present: Rev. A. R. McQueen, Chairman; Rev. 
S. E. Howie, Rev. A. M. Keiith and Ruling Elder J. M,. Wilson. The 
meeting was opened with prayer. Mr. J. M. Wilson was appointed 
Clerk. Rev. A. R. .McQueen presided and propounded the con- 
stitutional questions. Rev. S. E. Howie preached the sermon ; Mr. 



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J. M. Wilson charged the pastor and Rev. A. M. Keith charged 
the congregation. Rev. R. R. Gammon was declared duly installed 
associate pastor of the Dunn Church in accordace with the re- 
quirements of the Book of Church Order. The benediction was pro- 
nounced by Rev. R. R. Gammon and the Commission took recess 
to meet at the Grove Church. 

The Commission met at the Grove Church at 3:00 P. M., with 
the following present : Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev. S. E. Howie, 
Rev. D. F. Blue and Ruling Elder J. M. Wilson. The meeting 
opened with prayer. Rev. A. R. McQueen presided and propounded 
the constitutional questions. Rev. S. E. Howie preached the sermon 
Mr. J. M. Wilson charged the pastor and Rev. D. F. Blue charged 
the congregation. Rev. R. R. Gammon was declared duly installed 
associate pastor of the Grove Church in accordance with the Book 
of Church Order. The minutes of the Commission were read and 
adopted. The Commission adjourned with the benediction by the 
new pastor. 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

J. M. WILSON, Clerk. 

iQf Rev. J Cecil Lawrence: The Commission appointed by 
Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence as pastor 
of the St. Pauls Church met at the church at 11 :00 A. M., on 
November 11, 1945. Present: Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Chairman; Rev. 
J. F. Menius, Rev. L. C. LaM(otte and Ruling Elder W. M. Shaw. 
The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. C. M. Gibbs was appiont- 
ed Clerk. Rev. J. F. Menius preached the sermon, Rev. L. C. La- 
Motte charged the pastor and Mr. W. M. Shaw charged the con- 
gregation. Rev. J. C. Lawrence was declared duly installed pastor 
of the St. Pauls Church in accordance wiith the Book of Church 
Order. The minutes were read and adopted. The meeting adjourned 
with the benediction by Mr. Lawrence. 

C. M. GIBBS, Chairman and Gerk. 

Of Rev. S. E. Howie: The Commission appointed by the Pres- 
bytery to install Rev. S. E. Howie as pastor of the Highland Church 
met at the church at 11 :0O A. M., on July 29, 1945. The following were 
present: Rev^ J. F. Menius, Chairman; Rev. John M. Alexander, 
Rev. C. H. Storey and Ruling Elder W. M. Shaw. Mr. W. M. 
Shaw was appointed Clerk. Rev. J. F. Menius presided and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions ; Rev. John M. Alexander 
preached the sermon on Acts 2:42, ''The Church Then and Now"; 
Rev. C. H. iStorey charged the pastor and Mr. W. M. Shaw the 
congregation. Rev. S. E. Howie was declared duly installed pastor 
of the Highland Church in accordance with the Book of Church 
Order.. The minutes were read and adopted. The meeting of the 
Commission was adjourned with the benediction by Rev. S. E. 
Hbwie. 

J. F. Menius, Chairman. 
W. M. SHAW, Clerk. 



26 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Of Rev. T. Layton Fi-aser : The Commission appointed by the 
Presbytery to install Rev. T. Layton Eraser as pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Maxton, N. C, met at the Church on October 
28,1945. Present: Rev. C. M. Gibbs; Rev. J. F. Memus, Rev. G. F. 
Kirkpatrick, Rev. S. H. Fulton and Ruling Elder A. H. White. 
The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. C. M. Gibbs was ap- 
pointed Clerk. Rev. C. M. Gibbs presided, propounded the con. 
stitutional questions and charged the pastor. Rev. S. H. Fulton 
preached the sermon '',1 Beheve in the Church'. The invocation) 
was made by Mp\ A. H. White, the Scriptures read and evening 
prayer by Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, the installation prayer and the 
charge to the congregation by Rev. J. F. Meriius. Rev. T. Layton 
.Eraser was declared duly installed as pastor of the First Presby- 
terian Church of Maxton, N. C, in accordance with the Book 
of Church Order. The minutes were read and adpoted. The meeting 
adjourned with the benediction by Rev. T. Layton Fraser. 

C. M. GIBBS, Chairman and Clerk. 

Of Rev. James E. Porter : The Commission appointed to ordain 
and install Licentiate James E. Porter as pastor G f the Providence 
Church met at the church on November 15, 1945, at 7:00 P. M. 
Present : Rev. C M. Gibbs, Chairman ; Rev. R. R. Gammon, Rev. 
A. R. McQueen and Ruling Elder J. M,. Bain. The meeting was 
opened with prayer. Rev. C. M. Gibbs was appointed Clerk. Mr. 
Porter appeared before the Commission and the calls from thei 
Providence, Bera and Ebenezer Churches were placed in his hands. 
He signified his acceptance of these calls. The Commission, follow- 
ing the action of Presbytery, accepted the examination at the time 
of licensure as satisfactory for ordination. The Commission pro- 
ceeded to ordajin Mr. Porter in the Providence Church and install 
himj as pastor of that church. Rev. R. R. Gammon preached the 
sermon. Rev. C. M. Gibbs presided and propounded the constitu- 
tional questions for both the ordination and the installation services. 
Rev. A. R. McQueen led the ordination prayer, Rev. G M. Gibbs 
charged the pastor and Rev. A. R. McQueen charged the congre- 
gation. Rev. James E. Porter was declared duly ordained a Presby. 
terian minister and installed as pastor of the Providence Church 
in accordance with the Book of Church Order. The minutes of the 
Commission were read and adopted. The meeting adjourned with 
prayer. 

G M. GIBBS, Chairman and Clerk. 

The Commission appointeid to install Rev. James E. Porter as 
pastor of the Berea Church met at the church November 17, 1945, 
at 7:00 P. M. Present: Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Chairman; Rev. A. R. 
McQueen and Ruling Elder Ralph Wade. The meeting was opened 
with prayer. Rev. C. M. Gibbs was appointed Clerk. Rev. C. M. 
Gibbs preside'd, preached the sermon, propounded the constitutional 
questions and charged the congregation. Rev. A. R. McQueen 
charged the pastor. Rev. J. E. Porter was declared duly installed 
pastor of the Berea Church in accordance with the Book of Church 
Order. The minutes were read and adopted. The meeting was 
adjourned with prayer. 

C. M. GEBBS, Chairman and Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 27 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. James E. Porter 
at the Ebemezer Church met at the church November 18, 1945, at 
7:00 P. M. Present: Rev. A. R". McQueen, Chairman, Rev. R. R. 
Gammon, Rev. C. M. Gibbs and Ruling Elder J. M. Ba/in. The 
meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. C. M. Gibbs was appointed 
Clerk. Rev. A. R. McQueen presided, propounded the constitutional 
questions and charged the pastor. Rlev. R. R. Gammon preached the 
sermon, and charged the congregation. Rev. James E. Porter was 
declared duly installed pastor of the Ebenezer Church in accor- 
dance with the Book of Church Order. The minutes were read 
and adopted. The meeting adjourned with prayer. 

A. R. McQUEEN, Chairman. 

C M. GIBBS, Clerk. 

Minutes Read: The minutes of today's session were 
read and adopted. 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

CHARLES ROSS, Moderator. 

W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



28 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTIETH STATED SESSION 
OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Carthage, N. C, R.F.D., January 15, 1946 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Eightieth Stated Session in the Eureka Church at 10:00 A. 
M., was called to order by the Moderator, Mr. Charles Ross, 
and was led in prayer. 

Roll: The following were present and enrolled or were 
enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, G. F. Kirkpatrick, 
C. M. Gibbs, W. J. Hjuneycutt, W. S. Golden, Eugene Alexander, 
S. H. Fulton, I'H,. G. Bledinger, R. L. Alexander, D. F. Blue, P. H, 
Biddle, C. M. Voyles, L. C. LaMotte, John M. Alexander, R. R. Ram- 
sey, Troy D. Mullis, H. K. Holland, T A. Guiton, A. M. Keith, 
R. L. Prince, J;. I. Knight, H. L. Hemphill, J. E, Ratchford, J. F. 
Menius, C. H. Storey, I. E. Hager, T. E. Davis, Wm. B. Gaston, H. 
A. McBath, J. W. Mann, D. H. Dulin, R. R. Gammon, J. Hoge 
Smith, Jr., S. E. Howie, D. L. Jonies, J. C. Lawrence, C. R. Jenkins, 
T. Laytcn Fraser, James E. Porter, Thos. A. Fry, Jr. — 41. 

Ruling Elders: A. McEachern, Antioch ; Thos. N. Holmes, 
Barbecue; N. S. Britt, Bensalem; C. M. Coats, Berea ; J. G. Sloan, 
Bethesda; W. E. Blue, Brownson Memorial; A. J. Bain, Bunnlevel ; 
Dan Cameron, Cameron Hill; C. J. McDonald, Carthage; A. L. 
Campbell, Centre ; W. B. Calhoun, Church in the Pines ; D. A. Mc- 
Neill', Cypress ; R. L. Remshurg, Dunn ; W. P. Saunders, Elise ; 
J. M. Morgan, Erwin ; Walter McCaskill, Eureka ; Ernest G. Jones, 
Fairmont; W. M. Shaw, Fayetteville First; J. G. Shaw, Flat 
Branch; D. A. Gillis, Galatia; Donald Mclntyre, Godwin; H; M. 
Pinkston, Highland; W. A. McCormick, Iona ; Lonnie Blue, Jackson 
Springs; A. B. Parker, Lakeview; B. B. Holder, Leaflet; Charles 
Ross, Lillington; J. E. Wilson, Manly; J. B. McCallum, Maxton 
First; H. R. McMillan, McMillan; N. L. McFadyen, McPherson; 
Jim McFarland, Mt. Pisgah ; D. E. Graham, Oliva ; H. A. Campbell, 
Pinehurst; J. J. Lee, Providence; F. B. Sexton, Raeford; J. A. 
McRae, Red Springs; W. E. McCaHum, Rowland; Dr. P. P. Mc- 
Cain, Shiloh; D. M. Stewart, Smyrna; L. L. McGoogan, St. Pauls; 
J. M. Bulla, Sunnyside; J. S. McLauchlin, Uunon ; J. D. Mclnnis, 
West End. — 44. 

Organisation: Rev. Thompson E. Davis was elected Moder- 
ator and Rev. P. H. Biddle Temporary Clerk. ' 

Report of Program Committee : The Program Committee 
presented a printed program which was adopted as the docket 
for this meeting of Presbytery. 

Standing Committees: The following Standing Com- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 29 



mittees were appointed : 

Bills and Overtures: Mr. Charles Ross, Chairman; Rev. A. R. 
McQueen and Rev. R. R. Ramsey. 

(Resolutions: Rev. T. A. Guiton, Chairman; Rev. C. M. Voyles 
and Mr. W. P. Saunders. 

Communications: The following communications were 
received and disposed of as indicated : 

a. From Rev. A. J. McKelwlay and Rev. C. H. Maury asking 
t be excused for not attending this meeting of Presbytery. 

b. From Rev. A. J. McKelway asking for permission to labor 
outside the bounds of Presbytery and to enter the Veterans' Ad- 
ministration chaplaincy. Referred to the Commission on the Mini- 
ster and His Work. 

Chaplain Reports: Rev. Eugene Alexander made a brief 
report of his work as Chaplain in the United States Army 
during the last war. Presbytery by a rising vote extended its 
appreciation and commendation to him and the other of our 
ministers who have served in the armed forces of our country 
during World War II. 

Minister Introduced: Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Jr., of East 
Hanover Presbytery, was introduced to Presbytery and in- 
vited to sit as a visiting brother. Mr. Fry presented a letter 
from East Hanover Presbytery to this Presbytery. Presby- 
tery examined him on the subjects required by the Book of 
Church Order. The examination was accepted as satisfactory 
and he was enrolled as a member of this Presbytery after 
signing the obligations required of its ministers. 

• History Presented: Rev. L. A. McLaurin, the Historian 
of the Presbytery, presented a history of Cameron Hill 
Church which was received and it was ordered that a copy 
be placed in the archives of the Presbytery and a copy sent 
to the Historical Foundation at Montreat, N. C. 
Presbytery took recess for ten minutes. 
Presbytery reconvened at 111 :15 A. M., and heard an 
address by the Retiring Moderator, Mr. Charles Ross on 
"The Good Samaritan". (Note: This address was heard in 
the place of the sermon ordinarily heard at this place in the 
schedule because of the fact that the speaker was the retiring 
moderator). The Presbytery instructed the Stated Clerk to 
investigate the feasability of publishing this address in pam- 
phlet form for distribution and to send a copy to the church 
papers for publication. 



30 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY . 

Communion Service : Presbytery observed the Sacra- 
ment of the Lord's Supper, Rev. W. S. Golden and Rev. 
Eugene Alexander presiding, 

Recess: Presbytery took recess until 2:15 P. M. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:15 P. M., and was led in 
prayer. 

Report of the Commission on the Minister and His Work : 
The Commission on the Minister and His Work submitted the 
following recommendations which were adopted : 

1. That Galatia, Hope Mills and Philippi Churches be grouped 
together as a field. 

2. That Rev. A. J. McKelway be granted permission to labor 
without the! bounds of the Presbytery that he may serve as a chap- 
lain in the Veterans' Administration. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. C. LaMOTTE, Chairman. 

Call Accepted: According to a former action of the Pres- 
bytery, the call from the Red Springs Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Jr., was placed in his hands. 
Mr. Fry signified his acceptance of the call and the following 
commission was appointed to install him as pastor of the 
church: Rev. J. B. Black, Rev. H. G. Bedinger, Rev. J. E. 
Purcell, Rev! R. R. Gammon, Rev. C. G. Vardell and Ruling 
Elder A. A. Conoly, with alternates Rev. R. L. Alexander, 
Rev. J. W. Mann and Mr. W. D. McKay. Time, February 3, 
1946, at 11:00 A. M. 

Report on Radio: Rev. John M. AJexander, Chairman of 
the Assembly's Gormmiittee on Radio, spoke on the pro- 
gress being made by our church in this field. This report was 
received as information, 

Report of Trustees: The Trustees of the Presbytery re- 
ported the accomplishment of the sale of the Coats Church 
property according to the terms already reported to the Pres- 
bytery, and approved by the Presbytery. 

Ministers Recognised: Rev. H. L. Hemphill and Rev. 
R. L. Alexander, who have recently been released from the 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 31 

armied services of our country were recognized and they spoke 
briefly of their experiences. (See action of Presbytery dur- 
ing morning session). 

Report on Home Missions: The Home Mission Com- 
mittee made a verbal report which was received as information. 

Report on Religious Education: The Committee on Re- 
ligious Education made a verbal report which was received 
as information. 

Commissioners to the General Assembly: The following 
Commissioners were elected to the 1946 General Assembly: 

Principals: 

Ministers: G. F. Kirkpatrick, Thompson E. Davis, A. R. Mc- 
Queen, and John M. Alexander. 

' Ruling Elders: Edwin Morgan, H. C. Cameron, W. M. Shaw, 
and N. H. G. Balfour. 

Alternates : 

Ministers: A. M. Keith, R. L. Alexanded, Eugene Alexander, 
and R. L. Prince. 

Ruling Elders: Z. V. Blue, W. E. Blue, Dr. C D. Thomas, and 
J. H. Poole. 

Moderator Nominated: Rev. C. H. Storey was nominated 
for moderator of the April meeting of Presbytery. 

Next Meeting : Presbytery accepted an invitation from the 
Olivia Church for the spring meeting and the date was fixed 
for April 16, 1946, at 10:00 A. M. 

Report on Resolutions: The Committee on Resolution of 
Thanks presented the following report which was adopted 
by a rising vote: 

We recommend that Presbytery express its gratitude to the 
pastor and members of the Eureka Church for their kind hospi- 
tality which has been shown during this meeting of Presbytery. 
We wish to express our thanks to the individuals who have had a 
part in making this meeting rich in spiritual and material blessings. 
We also recommend that the pastor read these resolutions at the 
next regular service of the congregation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

T. A. GUITON", Chaiman. 



32 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Letters to be Sent: The Moderator and the Stated Clerk 
were instructed to send letters of condolence to Rev. Dan T. 
Caldwell and Rev. E. T). Thompson and families because of 
deaths occuring in each family, and a letter of sympathy to 
Rev. D. K. Walthall who is ill in the hospital at Lumberton, 
N. C. . 

Minutes Read: The minutes of today's sessions were 
read and adopted. 

Presbytery adjourned, with prayer to meet at the Olivia 
Church on April 16, 1946, at 10:00 A. M. 

THOMPSON E. DAVIS, Moderator. 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 33 

CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, March 4, 1946 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church at 3 :00 R M., was called to order 
by the Moderator, Rev. Thompson E. Davis, and was opened 
with prayer. 

Roll : The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLauriin, G. F. Kirkpatrick, 
C. M. Gibbs, W. J. Huneycutt, W. S. Golden, D. F. Blue, P. H. 
Biddle, L. C. LaMotte, R. R. Ramsey, Troy D. Mullis, H. K. 
Holland, T. A. Guion, R. L. Prince, J. I. Knight, Frank S. Blue, C. 
H. Maury, H. L. Hemphill, J. E. Ratchford, J. F. Menius, C. Hi 
Storey, 1. E. Hager, J. W. Mann, D. H. Dulin, R. R. Gammon, J. 
Hoge Smith, Jr., J. C. Lawrence, Thomas A. Fry, Jr. — 28. 

Ru|in« Elders: J. E. Black, Dunn ; M. G. Ray, Galatia. — 2. 

Call Read: The following call for this meeting was read 
and found in order: 

Southern Pines, N. C, February 21, 1946. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby 
call Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in special session in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on March 4, 1946, at 
3:00 P. M., to transact the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To receive and act on the report of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work regarding calls to the Galatia field for 
the pastoral services of Rev. H. L. Hemphill. 

2. To appoint a commission to install Mr. Hemphill as pastor 
of Galatia and Hope Mills Churches and grant him permission to 
serve Philippi Church as stated supply. 

3. To appoint a commission to install officers of the Hope 
Mills Church. 

4. To receive and act on the resignation of Rev. A. R. 
McQueen as pastor of the Dunn Church and as stated supply 
of the Grove Church, and to grant him honorable retirement. 

5. To transact any business growing out of the above items. 

Signed: THOMPSON E. DAVIS, Moderator. 



Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work : 
The Commission on the Minister and His Work presented 
calls for the pastoral services of Rev. H. L. Hemphill from 



34 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

the following churches: from Galatia for four morning ser- 
vices per month at a salary of $1,800.00 per year, free use 
of the manse and the payment of 7^4% of the amount of the 
salary to the Ministers' Annuity ; from the Hope Mills 
Church for night service on every Sunday at a salary of 
$300.00 per year and payment of 7y 2 % of the amount of the 
salary to the Ministers' Annuity; and a request from the 
Philippi Church for Mr. Hemphill to serve there as Stated 
Supply at a salary of $200.00 per year and the payment of 
7y2% of the amount to the Ministers' Annuity. These calls 
were; found in order and' placed in the hands of Mr. Hemp- 
hill who signified his acceptance of the calls. The following 
commission was appointed to install Mr. Hemphill at the 
Galatia and Hope Mills Churches: Rev. J. F. Menius, Chair- 
man; Rev. John M. Alexander, Rev. H. K. Holland and Rul- 
ing Elder W. M. Shaw, with alternates Rev. Wm. B. Gas- 
ton and Mr. J. M. Wilson, with two ministers and one ruling 
elder to contitute a quorum). This commission was also em- 
powered to install officers at the Hope Mills Church. The 
Presbytery urged this church to elect two or more elders. 

Rev. A, R. McQueen Resigns Pastorate: Rev. A. R. 
McQueen offered his resignation as pastor of the Dunn 
Church and as Stated Supply of the Grove Church, as of Feb- 
ruary 1, 1946, and he was then honorably retired as of the 
same date, after having served this field for thirty-nine 
years. Since the calls for the services of Rev. R. R. Gammon 
as associate pastor in these two churches provided for his be- 
coming pastor at the time of the resignation of Mr. McQueen, 
the Presbytery declared Mr. Gammon now pastor of Dunn and 
Grove Churches. 

Presbytery expressed by a rising vote its appreciation 
for the long service which the Rev. A. R. McQueen has 
rendered in this Presbytery and Presbytery was led in a 
prayer of thanksgiving to God for his long and faithful ser- 
vice. 

Minutes Read: The minutes of today's session were read 
and adopted. 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

THOMPSON E. DAVIS, Moderator. 
W. J. HUNEYCUTT, Permanent Clark. 
Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 35 

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FIRST STATED 
SESSION OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Olivia, N. C, April 16, 1946. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Eighty-first Stated Meeting in the Olivia Presbyterian Church 
at 10:00 A. M., was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. 
Thompson E. Davis, and was opened with prayer. 

Roll'. The following were present and enrolled or were 
enrolled during the meeting" of Presbytery : 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, C M. Gibbs, W. J. Huneycutt, W. S. Golden, 
Eugene Alexander, H. G. Bedinger,. R. L. Alexander, D. F. Blue, 
P. H. Buddie, C. M. Voyles, L. C. LaMotte, John M. Alexander, 
E. D. McMahan, R. R. Ramsey, Troy D. Mullis, H. K. Holland, T. 
A. Guiton, A. M. Keith, R. L. Prince, J. % Knight, F. S. Blue, C, H„ 
Maury, H. L. Hemphill, J. E. Ratchford, J. F. Menius, C. H. Storey, 
I. E. Hager, Thompson E. Davis, Wm. B. Gaston, H. A. McBath, 
J. W. Mann, D. H. Dulin, R. R. Gammon, J. Hoge Smith, Jr., 
S. E. Howie, D. L. Jones, J. Cecil Lawrence, T. Layton Fraser, 
James E. Porter. — 42. 

Ruling Elmers: A. McEachern, Antioch ; Leewod McCallum, 
Ashpoie ; J. B. Warwick, Barbecue; Fuller Monroe, Bensalem; 
,S. E. Byrd, Berea; W. A. McLean, Bethel; Dr. P. J. Chester, 
Bethesda; W. E. Blue, Brownson Memorial; A. L. Keith, Cameron; 

D. A. ,Huff.iines, Cameron Hill ; Dr. John Symington, Carthage ; M. 
C. Smith, Cedar Rock; D. H. Wilkinson, Centre; L. Calhoun, 
Church in the Pines ; F. H. Herring, Church of the Covenant ; J. 

E. Morrison, Ouldee ; D. M. Cameron, Cypress ; N. A. Mclnnis, 
Dundarrach; W. McK. Pearsall, Dunn; Isaac E. Hendren, Eagle 
Springs; Lee Baiiley, Ebenezer; C. S. Davis, Elise ; Colin Black, 
Ephesus; D. E. Lasater, Erwin; J. M. Blue, Eureka; N. H. Mc- 
Geachy, Fayetteville First; N. B. McDonald, Flat Branch; R. D. 
Braddy, Galatia: J. E. Hinson, Gibson; J. E. Graham, Godwin; I. E. 
Tart, Grove; J. M. Wilson, Highland; F. M. Davis, Iona; H. F. Mon- 
roe, Laurel Hill; Roy D. McLauilin, Laurinburg; B. B. Holder, 
Leaflet; O. L. Johnson, Lillington ; D. G. Malloy, Lumber Bridge; 
L. M. McKenzie, Lumberton ; J. Bruce Cameron, Manly; 

L. W. McKinnon, Maxton First; Z. R. Collier, McMillan; M. M. 
Clark, McPherson ; W. A. Thompson, Midway; Lee McFarland, 
Montpelier; Neill Rosser, M,t. Pisgah ; H. C. Cameron, Olivia; S. J. 
Thomasson, Parkton; G. A. McKay, Philadelphus ; I. J. Flinchum, 
Priest Hill; Clarence Lee, Providence; F. B. Sexton, Raeford; 
Elisha Worrelll, Raven Rock ; Z. V. McMillan, Red Springs ; J. L. 
T. Smith, Rex; Dan Stewart, Smyrna; J. F. Monroe, Spies; James 
Livingston, St. Pauls; A. V. Autry, Union; H. T. Barefoot, Unity; 
P. A. Wilson, Vass; J. H. Poole, West End; J. W. Wilkins, West- 
minster. — 63. 



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Organisation: Rev. A. R. McQueen was elected Mode- 
rator and Rev. P. H. Biddle Temporary Clerk. 

Report of Program Committee: The Program Committee 
presented a printed program which was adopted as the docket 
for this meeting. 

Communications: The following communications were re- 
ceived and disposed of as indicated : 

a. From churches asking for permission to change the terms 
of calls for pastoral services. (See Report of Commission on the 
Minister and, His Work). 

b. From the General Assembly's Home Mission Council re- 
garding the Home Mission Emergency Campaign for 1946. Referred 
to the Home Mission Committee. 

Minister Dismissed: At his request, Rev. George M. 
Pickard was granted a letter of dismission to Orange Presby- 
tery. 

Permanent Clerk Resigns : Rev. W. J. Huneycutt offered 
his resignation as Permanent Clerk of Presbytery. Presbytery 
accepted the resignation and expressed its appreciation of the 
faithful services rendered by Mr. Huneycutt by a rising vote. 
The vacancy was referred to the Nominating Committee. 

Visitors Introduced: Rev. Geo. B. Jackson of Memphis 
Presbytery was introduced to the Presbytery and invited to 
sit as a visiting brother. Mrs. Julian E. Hutaff, the President 
of Fayetteville Presbyterial, was introduced to the Presbytery. 

Report of Committee on Christian Education and Minister- 
ial Relief: Rev. L. C. LaMotte, the Chairman of the Commit- 
tee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, submitted 
the Committee's report which was received as information and 
the following recommendations adopted : 

1. That every minister be urged to study the book, "Call Men 
for the Ministry" by Hampton Adams and to preach a sermon upon 
the need for ministers and the great opportunity the ministry offers 
for the investment of liife. 

2. That Candidate Luther James Morries, who has entered 
the ministry of a sister denomination, be dropped from the list 
of candidates of our Presbytery. 

3. That Candidate Daniel Hilton Seals be allowed to continue 
his stiudies at Duke University Divinity School. 

4. That the following appropriations for aid from the As- 
sembly's Committee on Ministerial Relief be approved: Mrs. T. C. 



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Croker, $240; Mrs. Neill Mclnnis, $480; Mrs. Murphy B. McLauclin, 
$120; Mrs. R. A. McLeod, $240; Mrs. G. E. Moorehouse, $240; Mrs. 
Martin A. Ray, $4S0; Mrs. J. K. Roberts, $300. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. C. LaMOTTE, Chairman. 

Report on Assembly's Training School: Rev. C. H. 
Maury, Chairman of the Committee on Assem|bly's Training 
School, submitted a report on the work of the School which 
was received, as information and the following recommenda- 
tions were adopted : 

Recommendations : 

1. That pastors and other leaders in our church be urged to 
seek out young people naturally and spiritually qualified for effec- 
tive Christian, service, and influence them to seek the preparation 
for such sevice that the Training School can give them. 

2 That each pastor and session be asked to see that the 
Training School receives the increased proportion of benevolent 
offerings asked for this institution by the General Assembly. 

3. That the Woman's Auxiliaries in the local churches be com. 
mended for their interest in the work of the Training School, and 
encouraged to make contributions to its support and to its scholar- 
ship fund. 

4. That the appeal for a $500,000 fund for improvement and 
expansion of the Training School, authorized by the General 

Assembly, be commended to the generosity of the people of our 
church. 

5. That June 30th be observed in the churches as Assembly's 
Training School Day, as indicated in the Church Calendar approved 
by the General Assembly; and that on that day the work of the 
Training' School be brought to the attention of the congregations 
(from the pulpit, through the church bulletin or in such way as 
pastors deemi wise. 

6. That special prayer be made for the Training School that 
God may more abundantly use it in meeting the great and in- 
creased need for trained Christian workers. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. H. MAURY, Chairman 

Report on Woman's Work: The Committee on Woman's 
Work presented its report. Pending the adoption of the report, 
Mrs. Julian B. Hutaff, President of Fayetteville Presbyterial, 
presented her annual report which is embodied as a part of 
the Committee's report. The report was adopted by a rising 
vote and Presbytery engaged in prayer as provided for in the 
report. The report as adopted is as follows : 



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REPORT OF PRESIDENT OF PRESBYTERIAL 

In reviewing the past year's work we find much for which to be 
thankful. Thiis has been a year of advance for the Woman's Auxi- 
liary of Fayetteville Presbytery. ' 

An increase in membership brings us a step nearer our goal, 
"Every Woman Enlisted for Christ". The organization of Unity 
Grove and Eagle Springs brings the number of Auxiliaries to 76 
and the total membership to 4,579. An increase of 7 Business 
Women's Crcles magnifies the importance of this Circle in the 
Woman's Work of our Church and makes a large contribution to 
its work. 

Giving to all causes of the Church was consistenly good. Gifts 
to all benevolences amounted to $48,466, an increase of $5,333. 

Eight Group Conferences werei held in the fall with 627 pre- 
sent, and offerings of $247 given for Home Mission work in 
Fayetteville Presbytery. 

Decreases most to be deplord are the number using "Day by 
Day" and the number of church women who are not taking an 
active part in the church of which they are members. These 
objectives will have our earnest prayers during this United 
Stewardship Enlistment Year. 

Forty Auxiliaries report members teaching in Daily Vacation 
Bible Schools. The work among the Negro race is increasing, 
with Bible being taught in many Colored and Indian Schools. One 
Auxiliary gave $225 for this work. One hundred and eighty-four 
dollars was sent to help Negro ministerial students at Stillman 
Institute. 

Thousands of pounds of clothing was collected and shipped 
to devastated lands to> clothe the needy and many expressions of 
love and definite intercession made for those of our number in 
service. 

Interert in Foreign Missions as definitely on the increase with 
the largest offering ever given for this cause, $5,553 being re- 
ported. Vass Auxiliary placed copies of the Children's Foreign Mis- 
sion books in the public schools. More Auxiliaries reported Schools 
of Missions and more observed the Week of Prayer and Self- 
Denial. Several mentioned children and young people expressing 
a desire to> become missionaries. The Raeford Church has assumed 
full responsibility of a missionary in Africa. 

Gifts to Home Missions show an increase although fewer 
Auxiliaries report having observed the Week of Prayer and Self- 
Denial for this cause. Ten Outpost Sunday Schools were reported 
established and the work of many others greatly strengthened. 

Nineteen Honorary Life Memberships were presented through, 
out the year. White Cross apportionments were met 100 percent and 
every Auxiliary gave to the Birthday Offering of $2,264, the largest 
ever received. 

Many gifts were made to Synod's Educational Institutions. 
Forty-two Auxiliaries sent small contributions to Union Seminary 
in Richmond Va. Many bonds were given to Flora Macdonald 



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College. One special gift of shrubbery to Presbyterian Junior 
College, and gifts of money for special repair work to the third floor 
of the dormitory. Gifts to Educational Institutions amounted to 

$2,242. 

Your Presbyterial has met her apportionment of over $500 to 
the Historical Building at Montreat, N. C. Gifts to the William Black 
Home for the past year amounted to $886. 

Fifty-two children were clothed at Barium Springs and gifts 
of money reach $2,189. 

Many members found real joy in making a Christmas gift 
to Ministerial Relief. The evening before the Presbyterial meeting 
all Business Women of the Presbytery were invited to meet at the 
Highland Church for the first meeting" of their group. Two hundred 
attended an|i a very enthusiastic meeting was held. 

Presbyterial met at the Highland Church in Fayetteville, N. 
C. with an attendance of over 500. Many outstanding speakers 
brought splendid messages. An offering of $207 was received for 
McFadyen Hospital in China, and $100, for Peace College, in 
Raleigh. N. C. 

At this meeting the Presbyterial approved the establishment 
of four scholarships for grids of Fayetteville Presbytery. Two $150 
scholarships to S° to the Assembly's Training School as Fayetteville 
Presbyterial Scholarships. Two $150 scholarships to go to Flora 
Macdonald College, one to be known as the Margaret McGuire 
Scholarship and the other the C. M. Glbbs Scholarship. 

This review of the past year's record only tells in part the work 
of the women of Fayetteville Presbyterial, yet it indicates that 
this group of women is an important channel through which the 
Church can hold forth the Word of Life to hungry hearts. 

T you r ministers and laymen of the Presbytery, a tribute 
of appreciation is expressed for your prayer and helpful interest. 
And with the spirit of loyalty and love to Christ and His Church 
in our hearts we joyously enter the new Church Year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Mrs. Julian) Martha Clark Hutaff. 

April 16, 1946. 

The Committee on Woman's Work recommends : 

1. That Fayetteville Presbytery hear Mrs. Julian Hutaff, 
the President of Fayetteville Presbyterial, as she presents the 
Annual Report of the Presbyterial. 

2.. That this interesting and instructive report of the Presby- 
terial be embodied as a part of this Committee's report. 

3. That the Presbytery, by a rising vote, extend to Mrs. H|u- 
taff and t Q those whom she has so effectively led its hearty 
appreciation of their "work of faith and labor of love". 

4. That while we are standing we be led in a prayer of 



40 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

thanksgiving to God for the Auxiliaries that comprise the Presby- 
terial and for the continued manifestation of His favor toward 
them during the days of the current year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
G. F. KIRKPATRICK, Chairman. 

Recess: Presbytery took recess for ten minutes that 
preparation for the Comimunion service might be made. 

Presbyterial Sermon: Presbytery reconvened at 11:30 A. 
M., and heard the Presbyterial sermon by the retiring Mode- 
rator, Rev. Thomas E. Davis, on the text, Matthew 16:18. 

Memorial Service : The names of Ruling Elders who died 
during the last church year were read by the Stated Clerk. It 
was ordered that these names be inscribed on a page in the 
Minutes of Presbytery and Presbytery engaged in a prayer of 
thanksgiving for their services and in behalf of their families. 
(See Memorial Page). 

Communion Service : Presbytery observed the Communion 
of the Lord's Supper, Rev. J. Hoge Smith, Jr., and Rev. Ira 
E. Hager presiding. 

Recess: Presbytery took recess until 2:30 P. M. 
AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 :30 P. M., and was led in 
prayer. 

Report on Nominations: The Committee on Nominations 
made its report which was adopted. (See General Directory). 

Olivia Church: Rev. L. A. McLaurin, the Historian of 
Presbytery, gave a brief history of the Olivia Church mention- 
ing particularly the work of Mr. H. C. Cameron, a Ruling 
Elder of the Church. This report was received as information. 

Assembly's Minutes: Rev. R. R. Ramsey, Chairman of 
the Committee on Minutes of the General Assembly, made a 
verbal report on the 1945 Minutes of the General Assembly, 
which report was received as information. 

Radio : Rev. John M. Alexander, the Chairman of the 
General Assembly's Commjittee on Radio, made a report of the 
accomplishments in this field by our Church. The report was 
received as information. 

Educational Institutions : Rev. H. G. Bedinger, President 
of Flora Macdonald College, and Rev. L. C. LaMotte, Presi- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 41 



dent of Presbyterian Junior College, spoke respectively of the 
work at these institutions. These reports were received as in- 
formation. 

Evangelism: Rev. C. H. Storey, Chairman of Presbytery's 
Committee on Evangelism, gave a verbal report on the matter 
of EvangelisrnJ, which report was followed by a general discus- 
sion of the subject and emphasis was placed on Visitation 
Evangelism. The report was received as information. 

Defense Service Council: Rev. H. K. Holland, Chairman 
of the Presbytery's Committee on the Defense Service Council, 
made a report on the work of the Council, which report was 
received as information. 

Report of the Commission on the Minister and His Work : 
The Commission on the Minister and His Work made the 
following report which was admitted to the records of the 
Presbytery, such portions of the report as called for final 
action of the Presbytery being adopted : 

Since the fall meeting of Presbytery, your Commission has ap- 
proved to the churches wh/Jch have called them the Rev. Thomas 
A. Fry, Jr., the Rev. H. L. Hemphill, and the Rev. W. Knight 
Thompson. Visits were made, services held, and congregational 
meetings were held in Galatia, Hope Mills, and Philippi Churches. 
Suggestions as to available ministers, including ministers in our 
own Presbytery, have been made to Laurel Hill, Montpelier and 
Gibson group ; Calvary Chapel and Veterans' Hospital ; Campbell- 
ton ; Parkton and Rex. The Commission has been in close contact 
with the other vacant churches in the Presbytery through one of 
its members, the Executive Secretary of the Presbytery, Rev. C. 
M. Gibbs. The vacant churches ii.n Fayetteville Presbytery at the 
present time are: Benson, Four Oaks and Unity group; Laurel Hill, 
Montpelier and Gibson group ; Parkton and Rex group ; Philadel- 
phus, Pembroke and M't. Tabor group ; and Campbellton. The Com- 
mission has considered ways and means to have all these churches 
supplied as soon as possible. Suggestions of names oi ministers of 
this Presbytery have been made to several vacant churches in 
the Synod and in other Synods. Your Commission conceives it to be 
its duty to seek to have preachers placed and churches served, and 
to do all 'it can to help in this work, always respecting the pro- 
prieties and the proper procedures. 

The Commission and various members of it have conferred re- 
garding proposed re-grouping with churches, ministers, and the 
Home Mission Committee. We are seeking to be helpful in a 
quiet way in the solution of some problems which have presented 
themselves. 

The Plainview Church is to continue under the care of the Com- 
mission until the first Sunday in August. Elder S. H. McPherson 
and the Chairman visited Plainview Church in November, and 
representatives of the Commission, or the Commission itself, have 






42 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



visited the Clfurch four other times. An earnest effort was made 
to avoid a split din this Church and to gain harmonious action. 
Finally, a comprehensive vote was taken, separately, both from 
those attending the Sunday School and from the membership of the 
congregation. The Commission followed the majority in these votes 
in making its decision. 

Recommendations : 

1. That sessions of churches be urged to take steps to supply 
their pulpits as soon as they become vacant ; and that when help 
is needed, the Commission on the Minister and His Work be asked 
to suggest arrangements for temporary pulpit supply and names 
of men available for pastorates. 

2j. That a letter be addressed to each Session reminding it 
that a minister cannot do his best work on an indequate salary 
and asking the Session to consider the situation of their own 
pastor in these times of increasing living costs and, if an adjust- 
ment is in order, to call a congregational meeting and recommend 
an increase in the living afforded their minister. 

3). That the Ephesus Church be transferred from the Mt. 
Pisgah group, leaving Mt. Pisgah, Leaflet and Barbecue Churches 
in a group ; and that a new field be formed of the following 
churches : Ephesus, Raven Rock, Cape Fear and Buies Creek. 

4. That the following churches be granted permission to change 
the terms of call for pastoral services as indicated and that the 
churches be commended for their action. Manly from $640' to $690 
per year ; Culdee from $660 to 710 per year ; Lakeview from $500 
to $600 per year; Elise from 884 to $1144 per year; Big Rockfish; 
from $225 to $300 per year; McPherson from $1075 to $1200 per 
year; Comfort from $300 to $500 per year; Bethesda from $2400 to 
$2700 per year ; Lillington from $2400 to $3000 per year ; Lumberton 
from $3600 to $4000 per year ; Eureka from $450 to $600 per year ; 
Carthage from $1600 to $2200 per year ; and West End from $750 to 
$1000 per year and $150 for traveling expenses. 

Respectfuly submitted, 

LOUIS C. LaMOTTE, Chairman. 

Report on Home Missions : The Committee on Home Mis- 
sions made the following report which was adopted : 

A review of the Home Mission work of the Presbytery for 
the past year reveals the fact that there were seventeen who were 
(engaged for all or a part of their time in our Mission fields. This 
group of workers served 26 churches, at least two outposts, two 
State (institutions within the bounds of the Presbytery, and taught 
Bjible in two of the public schools. Miss Marie Gibert has been 
a City Mission Worker in Fayetteville, while Miss Margaret 
Stephenson has worked fin the Johnston County fields. A worker a- 
mong the Negroes of Scotland County continues her work. The 
Executive Secretary has supplied many vacant churches and ar- 
ranged for many services in the vacant fields. 

Rev. C. R. Jenkins, who has been at Calvary Chapel during 
the period of the War, has just received an appointment as Chaplain 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 43 



at the Veterans' Hospital at Fayetteville, N. C, and will now de- 
vote his entire time to that work. 

A new church building is under construction in the Veterans' 
Hospital area. This work is under the supervision of 'Rev. J. F. 
MemLus. The prospect is that a very promising work will be opened 
there within the next few weeks. 

Our Committee is making an effort to provide manses on Home 
Mission fields. 'This year $1500 was apportioned to the Benson 
group for the building or purchase of a manse, and $1000 for the 
same purpose for a new field formed in Harnett County. 

We are grateful to God for the bright outlook in the churches 
receiving aid from our Committee, for the faithful services of the 
Home Mission workers, and for the fine support given this work 
by the churches of the Presbytery. 

Recommendations : 

1. That the following appropriations for the Home Misson 
work for the Church Year 1946-47 be approved : 

Presbytery Synod 

Samarcand Manor $ 138.00 $ 162.00 

State Sanatorium 150.00 150.00 

Fayetteville City Mission Worker 300.00 300.00 

Mission Worker — Johnston County 900.00 

Horseshoe Church 200.00 

Sardis Group 629.00 346.00 

Bensalem — Eagle Springs 526.00 442.00 

Providence Group 550.00 500.00 

Union — Vass 450.00 

Brownson Memorial 1200.00 

Elise — Spies 536.00 400.00 

Negro Worker — Scotland County 120.00 

Spring Lake . 600.00 

Centre — Smyrna 180.00 

_ $6479.00 $2300.00 

2. That the following provisional appropriations be made from 
Presbytery's Home Mission funds : 

Harnett County — New Field $ 800.00 

Benson Group 1200.00 

Hospital Area __. r 800.00 

$2800.00 

3. That evangelistic powers to receive members be granted to 
Rev. J. F. Menius in the Hospital Area. 

4. That Presbytery appoint a special committee to study the 
office of the Executive Secretary with a view of setting up a 
new budget, this committe to report to the first called meeting of 
Presbytery during the summer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. K. HOLLAND, Chairman. 



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Committee Appointed: The Moderator appointed the fol- 
lowing committee as called for in the Report of the Home 
Mission Committee: Rev. John M. Alexander, Chairman; 
Rev. H. K. Holland and Ruling Elder J. M. Wilson. 

Overture Renewed: Presbytery voted to renew its over- 
ture to the Synod of North Carolina and to Orange Presby- 
tery to the effect that Horseshoe Church be transferred to 
Orange Presbytery, because this Church is logically a part of a 
group of churches in Orange Presbytery ana that trie Church 
is now being supplied by one of the ministers of Orange Pres- 
bytery. Rev. W. S. Golden was appointed a committee of one 
to work with Orange Presbytery in effecting this change. 

Report of Committee on Religious Education: The Com- 
mittee on Religious Education submitted the following report 
which was adopted : 

We call your attention to some matters from the report of 
the Executive Committee of Religious Education. The Committee 
reports a very fruitful year in all departments. There has been an 
increase of practically $22,000 in benevolences to the Committee 
over the preceding year. This is largely due to the increased interest 
of our Church in Sunday School Extension, which has enabled the 
Committee to place 7 young women in 7 Synods to do extension 
'work. Changes in staff personnel include the Rev. Ellis Nelson, 
new Director of Young People's Work ; Mr Roy Hogrefe, Assistant 
in Adlult Education and Men's Work; Miss Henrietta Thompson 
and Miss Alice Hover as Assistants in Young People's Division. 
Chapel Year has given a great boost to Sunday School Extension. 
Five hundred new Sunday Schools was the goal set and reports 
to th.'s date 'indicate that the goal may be reached. The Executive 
Committe is urging that a Counsellor in Children's Work be ap- 
pointed in each church to provide a person through whom the 
Children's Division Staff can furnish help for all children's work- 
ers. The Montreat Leadership School will be held this year from 
July 2-11. The Men at Montreat Conference is scheduled for July 
12-14. This Conference is for Sunday School superintendents and 
Men's Work leaders. 

Your Presbytery's Committee held an all-day meeting in the fall 
of 1945 to plan its work. The various Sub-Committees set up their 
goals for the year and prepared their recommendations. The Sub- 
Committee on Leadership Training held four Regional Leadership 
institutes during March. The Sub-Committee on Adult Work 
is seeking to get information about organizations of the men in the 
local churches so that it may be in a position to better plan its 
work. Chapel Year has been stressed, but reports are not yet in 
as t Q how near we came to reaching our goal of 9 new Sunday 
Schools in the Presbytery. Sunday School enrollment, has definitely 
increased. 



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Recommendations J ' i' • iMJ 

1. That Sunday School Extension be continued and every 
church continue plans to reach the unreached. 

2. That every church hold a Vacation Bible School this summer. 

3. That every church observe Christian Family Week, May 
5-12. 

4. That each church appoint a Children's Work Counsellor 
and send the name of this person to the Chairman of the Sub- 
Committee on Children's Work in the Presbytery, Rev. D. F. 
Blue, Wade, N. C. 

5. That each church be urged to send some of its leaders 
to the Montreat Leadership School, July 2-11, and the Superinten- 
dent of the Sunday School and leaders in Men's Work to the Men 
at Montreat Conference, July 12-14. 

6. That each church plan to observe Religious Education Week, 
September 29 - October 6, or some convenient date. 

7. That Conferences for Senior Young People be held at 
Flora Macdonald College June 17-22, and for Pioneers June 24.29. 

8. That churches seek to have the Bible taught in the public 
schools in their community. Use of Bible Story Books is urged, 
if no teacher can be secured. 

9. That following the adoption of this report, Presbytery 
engage in prayer, thanking God for His blessings upon this phase 
of the Church's work, and seeking His help and guidance in the 
work ahead. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. H. FULTON, Chairman. 

A supplemental report of the Sub- Committee on Leader- 
ship Training, submitted by the Sub- Committee Chairman, 
Rev. Wm. B. Gaston, was received as information. The Pres- 
bytery was led in prayer for the work of the Committee on 
Religious Education by Rev. John M. Alexander. 

Report of the Treasurer: The Treasurer of the Presby- 
tery submitted his reports together with the report of the 
Auditor, which reports were adopted and are as follows: 

I. CENTRAL TREASURY FOR BENEVOLENCES 
Receipts: 

Receipts from Churches, Sunday Schools, Auxiliaries 

Young People - $82,691.00 

Disbursements : 

Foreign Missions — $ 17,588.75 

Assembly's Home Missions 11,645.01 

Christian Ed. and Ministerial Relief __ 6,169.97 



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Assembly's Religious Education 1,507.85 

Assembly's Training School 56322 

Bible Cause — 344.95 

Synod's Home Missions 5,683.01 

Educational Institutions 6,948.59 

Union Theological Seminary 875.77 

Orphans Home 10,032.10 

Presbytery's Home Missions 12,615.92 

Synod's Religious Education 1,693.00 

Presbytery s Religious Education 317.21 

Executive Secretary 1,420.00 

Defense Service Council 2,163.76 

War Relief 702.02 

College Gift Fund 51.74 

Radio Committee 15.00 

Fiora Macdonald College War Bonds 754.45 

Johnston County Work 100.40 

Daily Vacation Bible School 44.24 

William Black Home 116.79 

Rev. Dixon McDonald Fund 30.00 

Presbyterian Junior College 181.75 

Vacation Fund 313.00 

Orphans' Clothing Fund 510.50 

Young People's Contingent Fee 3.00 

Presbytery's Tax 251.00 

Life Membership 25.00 

Historical Foundation — — 8.00 

Peace College 5.00 

Presbytertial Treasurer 10.00 

Total Disbursements $82,691.00 

II. HOME MISSIONS 

Receipts: 

Balance from last year $ 3,623.71 

From Churches, Sunday Schools, Auxiliaries, 

and Special Donations — 12,642.24 



Total _ $16,265.95 

Disbursements : 

Salaries: 

Miss Margaret Stephenson $ 900.00 

Miss Marie Gibert _ 300.00 

Rev. C. R. Jenkins _ 300.00 

Rev. Troy D. Mullits _ 200.00 

Rev. Frank S. Blue 466.00 

Rev. R. R. Ramsey 138.00 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick 180.00 

Rev. A. D. Carswell 200.00 

Rev. Wm. B. Gaston _ 150.00 

Rev. H. A. McBath 453.00 



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Rev. C. M. Voyles 377.04 

Rev. James E. Porter 550.72 

Miss Josephine Lindsay 150.00 



$ 4,364.86 

Ministers' Annuity Fund 493.96 

Office of Executive Secretary 1,500.00 

Supplies 4.53 

Appropriations : 

Spies Church for Roof 150.00 

Olivia Church Bus Fund 300.00 

Negro Work in Scotland County 120.00 



570.00 
Flxpenses of Committee Work 22.18 



Total Disbursements $ 6,955.53 

Appropriations for buildings and reserve fund 7,180.00 



Total Disbursements and Appropriations $14,135.53 



Total Receipts - —$16,265.95 

Total Disbursements and Appropriations 14,135.53 



Bajlance at close of year __ $ 2,130.42 

III. PRESBYTERY'S TAX 

Receipts : 

Balance from last year „ __ __$ 3,022.69 

Receipts _. __ 2,557.20 



Total $ 5,579.89 

Disbursements : 

General Assembly's Assessment, April, 1945 -$1,300.41 

General Assembly's Assessment, April, 1946 __. 1,437.50 

Salary— Permanent Clerk __ 30.00 

Supplies and Postage 125.75 

Commission on the Minister and His Work 50.00 

Synod's Assessment — 1945 __ 395.31 

Printing Minutes __ 196.20 

Office of Executive Secretary :.. 500.00 



4,002.52 

Balance at close of year $ 1,477.37 

IV. JOHNSTON COUNTY FUND 
Receipts : 

Balance from last year __ $ 1,805.70 

Special Gifts Received 490.16 



Total _ $ 2,295.86 



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Disbursements: 

Providence Church Building Fund $150.00 

Providence Manse Fund 150.00 

Unity Sunday School Building 150.00 

450.00 

Balance at close of year $ 1,845.86 

v. Dixon Mcdonald fund 

Receipts: $ 405.70 

Disbursements: 

Overdraft from last year $ 6.59 

To Rev. Dixon McDonald 386.71 

393.30 



Balance at close of year $ 12.40 

VI. OFFICE OF EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 

Receipts: 

Home Mission Committee $ 1,500.00 

Presbytery's Tax 500.00 

Five percent of Undersignated Benevolences 1,420.00 

Total ..-.$ 3,420.00 

Disbursements : 

Salary — Rev. C. M. Gibbs $2,400.00 

Manse Rent . 420.00 

Travel Expense of Executive Secretary 300.00 

Office Expense 300.00 

3,420.00 

VII. HUNEYCUTT PLACE MANSE 

Receipts: 

Balance from last year $ 50.00 

From Defense Service Council 720.00 

Total -$ 770.00 

Disbursements: 

Home Federal Savings and Loan Association __$ 720.00 

Insurance on Manse 25.00' 

745.00 
Balance $ 25.00 



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VIII. HOME MISSION EMERGENCY FUND 

Receipts: 

From Home Mission Council __$ 2,986.00 

Disbursements : 

Overdraft, April 1, 1945 $33.68 

Salaries: 

*Rev. Thompson R. Davis 800.00 

R e v. J. E. Ratchford 591.00 

Miss Sara C. DuBose _ 300.00 

1,724.68 

Balance at close of year $ 1,261.32 

IX. PRESBYTERY'S RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

Receipts: 

Balance from last year __ __ $ 493.71 

From percentage of benevolences 317.21 

Refund by Mrs. John L, Fairley 25.00 

Total $ 835.92 

Disbursements: 

Expenses of Leadership Training Institutes 115.27 

Balance at close of year __$ 720.65 

X. VACATION FUND 

Receipts : 

Balance from last year $ 139.47 

From Special Gifts 372.71 

Total „$ 512.18 

Disbursements : 

To Home Mission Workers 367.56 

Balance at close of year $ 144.62 

XI. BENSON MANSE FUND 

Balance from last year $ 1,500.00 

Purchase of Government Bonds 1,480.00 

Balance at close of year $ 20.00 

XII. CAMPBELLTON CHURQH FUND 

Receipts from Rent of Manse $ 316.76 

Disbursed to Miss Gibert's Salary 270.00 

Balance at close of year $ 46.76 

XIII. COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Receipts from Presbytery's Tax $ 50.00 

Expenses of Commission 22.00 

Balance at close of year $ 28.00 



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XIV. VETERANS' HOSPITAL AREA 

Receipts and disbursements $8,650.00 

XV. LONGSTREET CHURCH FUND 
Receipts: 

Balance from last year _. •.__.'! ! $ 60.12 

Interest on Stocks : i: 33.35 



Total $ 93.47 

Disbursements: 

One U.S. Government Bond . 74.00 

Balance at close of year $ 19.47 

XVI. BUILDING AND LOAN 

Receipts: 

Balance from last year $ 236.87 

Benson — Balance on Note ._ 26.33 

Raven Rock— Balance on Note 203.50 

Coats — Payment on Note from Sale of Property 250.00 



Total and Balance at close of the year $ 716.70 

AUDITOR'S REPORT 

The Books, vouchers and annual report of Rev. C. M. Gibbs, 
General Treasurer of Fayetteville Presbytery, have been examined 
and found correct to date. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. C. GRAHAM, Auditor. 

Erwin, N. C. 
April 15, 1946 

Reports on Installations : The Commissions appointed for 
installation service reported as follows and the report were 
admitted to the records of the Presbytery : 

Of Rev. H. L. Hemphill: The commission appointed by the 
Presbytery to install Rev. H. L. Hemphill as pastor of the Galatia 
Church met at the chjurch on March 31, 1946, at 1,1 :00 A. M. The 
following were present: Rev. J. F. Menius, Chairman; Rev. John 
M. Alexander, and Mr. W. M. Shaw. The meeting was opened 
with prayer. Mr. W. M. Shaw was appointed Clerk. Rev. J. F. Menius 
presided, propounded the constitutional questions and charged 
the pastor. Rev. Tohn M. Alexander oreached the sermon on 
I. Cor. 1:9; 'TThe Church at Work". Mr. W. M. Shaw charged 
the congregation. Rev. H. L. Hemphill was declared duly installed 
pastor of the Galatia Church in accordance with the requirements 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 51 



of the Book of Church Order. The minutes were read and adopted. 
The meeting adjourned with the benediction by Rev. H. L. Hemphill. 

J. F. MENHUS, Chairman. 

W. M. SHAW, Clerk. 

The Commission appointed t n install Rev. H. L. Hemphill at 
the Hope Mills Church met at the church on M,arch 31, 1946, at 
7:30 P. M. Present: Rev. J. F. Menius, Chairman; Rev. H. K. 
Holland and Ruling Elders A. K. McDonald and W. M. Shaw. The 
meeting was opened with prayer. Mr. Shaw was appointed Clerk. 
Rev. J. F. Menius presided, propounded the constitutional questions 
and charged the pastor. Rev. H. K. Holland preached the sermon 
on Romans 1:16, subject: "Salvation". Mr. Shaw charged the con- 
gregation. As provided for in the appiontment of this Commission by 
the Presbytery, a meeting of the congregation was held and one 
ruling elder and one deacon were ordained and installed. The prayer 
of ordination was led by Rev. H. K. Holland and Mr. K. A. Mc- 
Donald charged the new officers. 

The minutes were read and adopted. The meeting adjourned 
with the benediction by Rev. H. L. Hemphill. 

J. F. MENIUS, Chairman. 

W. M. SHAW, Clerk. 

Of Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Jr.; The Commission appointed by 
the Presbytery to install Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Jr., as pastor of 
the Red Springs Church met at the church at 7:15 P. M. on Feb. 
ruary 3, 1946. The meeting was opened with prayer. The following 
were present: Rev. H. G. Bedinger, Rev. J. B. Black, Rev. R. R. 
Gammon, Rev. J. W. Mann, and Ruling Elders : A. A. Conoly and 
W. D. McKay, Rev. H. Tucker Graham of Pee Dee Presbytery 
and Rev. H. C. Hammond of Wilmington Presbytery. Rev. H. G. 
Bedinger presided and propounded the constitutional questions. 
Rev. J. W. Mann was appointed Clerk. By invitation. Rev. H. Tuck- 
er Graham preached the sermon from Matt: 16:22-23. Rev. J. B. 
Black charged the pastor and Rev. R. R. Gammon the congregation. 
Rev. Thomas A. Fry, jr., was declared duly installed pastor of the 
Red Springs Church in accordance with the requirements of the 
Book of Church Order. The minutes were read and adopted. The 
meeting adjourned with prayer and the benediction by Rev. Thomas 
A Fry, Jr., 

H. G. BEDINGER, Chairman. 

J. W. MANN, Clerk. 

Reports to the Assembly : The Stated Clerk was autho- 
rized to complete the reports to the General Assembly and 
forward same. 

Minister Excused: Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Jr., was ex- 
cused for not attending this meeting of Presbytery. 



52 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Report on Resolutions: The Committee on Resolutions 
presented the following report which was adopted by a rising 
vote : 

Be it resolved: that Fayetteville Presbytery express its thanks 
for the invitation to hold this session in the Oliva Church ; that 
we have appreciated most heartily the kind hospitality, the beautiful 
music and delicious dinner served by the women of the church ; 
that we commend the members of the church for the splendid plant 
which they have prepared for the Master's work and for the 
good work which they are now doing. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. A. McLAURIN, Chairman. 

Report on Sessional Records: The Committee on Ses- 
sional Records rrjade the following report which was adopted : 

Recommendations : 

1. That all Sessional Records not listed in the following sec- 
tions be approved without exception. 

2. The books of the following churches were not presented 
at this meeting of Presbytery: Berea, Buies Creek, Campbellton, 
Four Oaks, Gilmore Memorial, Horseshoe, Mt. Tabor, Naomi, Pem- 
broke, Spence, Union. 

3- That the records of the following churches be approved with 
the exceptions noted : 

a. Failed to hold a meeting of the session in each quarter of the 
church year: Benson, Dundarrach, Palestine, Westminster, Sardis, 
Grove, Dunn, Hope Mills, Philippi, Gibson, Cape Fear. 

b- Failed to appoint a representative to- each meeting of 
Presbytery or the meeting of Synod: Benson, Sunnyside, Vass, 
Hope Mills,. Fairmont, Berea, Gibson, Midway, Spies. 

c. Treasurer's books not examined and approved : Dundarrach, 
Vass, Cape Fear- 
Respectfully submitted, 

A. M. KEITH, Chairman. 

Next Meeting: Presbytery accepted an invitation from 
the Raeford Church for the October meeting. 

Moderator Nominated: Rev. C. H. Storey was nominated 
for moderator of the October meeting. 

Minutes Read: The minutes of today's sessions were 
read and adopted. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 53 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with the singing of 
a hymn and prayer to mfeet in the Raeford Church on Octo- 
ber 15, 1946, at 10:00 A. M. 

A. R. McQUEEN, Moderator. 

J. F. MENIUS, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



54 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, June 3, 1946. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church at 3 :00 P. M., was called to order 
by the Moderator, Rev. A. R. McQueen, and was opened 
with prayer. 

Roll : The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, C. M. Gibbs, W. J. Huneycutt, 
W. S. Golden, Eugene Alexander, H. G. Bedliinger, P. H. Biddle, 
C. M. Voyles. L- C. LaMotte, R. R. Ramsey. Troy D. Mullis. H. K. 
Holland, T. A. Guiton, J. I. Knight, F. S. Blue, H. L, Hemphill, 
J- F. Menjius, G H, Storey, Ira E. Hager, Thompson, E. Davis, 
Wm ( B. Gaston, J. W. Mann, R. R. Gammon, J. Hoge Smith, Jr., 
J. C Lawrence, T. Layton Fraser. — 26. 

Ruling Elders: Kay Maples, Cameron; Coliin Black, Ephesus ; J- 
McN. Gildis, Galatia; W. L. Stubbs, Jackson Springs ; H. F. Monroe, 
Laurel Hill; Lee McFarland, Montpelier. — 6. , 

Call Read : The following call for this meeting was read 
and found in order: 

Dunn, N. C., May 20, 1946- 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby call 
Fayetteville Presbytery to met in special session at the First 
Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on Monday, June 3, 
1946, at 3:00 P. M-, to transact the following business, if the way be 
clear : 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relations between Rev. C. M. Voyles 
and the Cameron and Union Churches and the supplyship at the 
Vass Church, and at his request to grant Mr. Voyles a letter of 
dismission to Kings Mountain Presbytery. 

2. To dissolve the pastoral relations between Rev. P- H. 
Buddie and the Ephesus Church and to grant Mt. Pisgah Church 
permission to change the terms of the call for the pastoral services 
of Mr- Biddle. 

31- To receive and act on the report of the special committee 
appointed to re-study the work of the office of Executive Secretary. 

\ ]To receive Rev. W. Knight Thompson from St- Johns Pres- 
bytery and arrange for his installation as pastor of Montpelier and 
Laurel Churches. 

5. To receive candidates for the ministry., 

6. To receive and act on a report of the Commission on the 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 55 



Minister and His Work regarding regroupings of churches. 

7. 'To appoint a Commission to study and act on matters at 
Gilmore Memorial Church, with authority to dissolve the church, 
if the way be clear. 

8- To appoint a Nominating Committee for the October meeting 
of Presbytery. 

9. To transact any business growing out of the above items. 
Signed: A. R. McQUEEN Moderator. 

Visitors Introduced : Rev. W. Knight Thompson of St. 
Johns Presbytery and Chaplain Frank M. Thompson of Wil- 
mington Presbytery were introduced to Presbytery and invited 
to sit as visiting brethren. Mr. D. A. Huf fines, Jr., a candidate 
for the ministry under the care of this Presbytery, was present 
and recognized. 

Rev. C. M. Voyles Dismissed : Rev. C. M. Voyles offered 
his resignation as pastor of the Cameron and Union Churches 
and as stated supply of the Vass Church. The churches report- 
ed that they had concurred, but reluctantly, with Mr. Voyles 
in this request. After remarks by several members of the 
Presbytery in regard to the fine work of Mr. Voyles on this 
field, the request was granted and the pastoral relations dis- 
solved, effective June 5, 1946. At his request Mr. Voyles was 
granted a letter of dismission to Kings Mountain Presbytery. 

Ephesus Church: Rev. P. H. Biddle offered his re- 
signation as pastor of the Ephesus Church. After hearing 
from the Ephesus Church, the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work and the Home Mission Committee, the Pres- 
bytery dissolved this pastoral relationship to become effective 
July 1, 1946. The Presbytery requested Mr. Biddle to sup- 
ply this church with an afternoon or night service each 
month until such time as a pastor may be secured for the new 
group of churches into which this church has been placed. 
The Chairman of the Commfission on the Minister and His 
Work and the Executive Secretary were requested by the 
Presbytery to visit this church and make an effort to re- 
concile the church to this action of Presbytery. 

Mt. Pisgah Church: The Mt. Pisgah Church was granted 
permission to change the terms of the call for the pastoral 
services of Rev. P. H. Biddle from one morning and one 
afternoon service per month to two morning services per 
month and the salary fromi $800 per year to $1,000 per year. 



56 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Report of Special Committee : The Special Committee ap- 
pointed to study the work of the Office of the Executive 
Secretary and make report to this meeting of Presbytery 
made the following report which was adopted : 

Recommendations : 

1. That a helper be employed to assist with the office work 
of the Presbytery at a salary not to exceed $1,200 per year, and 
that office space be provided for the work at a cost not to exceed 
$200 per year. 

2. That the budget for the office be as follows : 

Office Secretary — Salary $1200.00 

Office Expenses — Postage and Supplies - 300.00 

Office Rent 200.00 

Manse Rent 420.00 

Executive Secretary — Salary 3000.00 

Travel Expense of Executive Secretary 300-00 

Ministers' Annuity Fund ._ 260.00 

$5680.00 

3. That funds for the above budget be secured from the follow- 
ing sources : 

Five Percent of undesignated benevolent funds $3000.00 

Presbytery's Home Missions __ 2000-00 

Presbytery's Tax ' 500-00 

Presbytery's Religious Education 300-00 

$5800.00 

4. That the above budget become effective as of June 1, 1946 
with the increase in the salary of the Executive Secretary be- 
ginning as of April 1, 1946. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN M. ALEXANDER, Chairman. 

Candidate Received: Mr. William M. Clark was pre- 
sented by the Committee on Christian Education and Minister- 
ial Relief as an applicant to be received under the care of the 
Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. Upon recom- 
mendation of the Committee, the required testimonials which 
were presented were received as satisfactory. After an exami- 
nation as prescribed by the Book of Church Order was sus- 
stained as satisfactory and excellent recommendations by his 
pastor and a former teacher, he was received and enrolled as 
a candidate for the ministry. 

Supply at Montpelier and Laurel Hill Churches: Pend- 
ing the reception of the letter of transfer from! his Presbytery, 
Rev. W. Knight Thompson of St. Johns Presbytery was 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 57 

granted permission to serve as temporary supply of the Mont- 
pelier and Laurel Hill Churches. 

Vass Church: Upon recommendation of the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work, the Vass Church was placed in 
the group with the Cameron and Unicn Churches. 

Nominating Committee Appointed : The Moderator ap- 
pointed the following Nominating Committee to serve for the 
next six months: Rev. H. G. Bedinger, Chairman; Rev. H. K. 
Holland and Ruling Elder McKay McKinnon. 

Gilmore Church: The Commission on the Minister and 
His Work was appointed to visit the Gilmore Memorial 
Church and take such steps as it deemed best as to the dis- 
solution of the church. 

Minutes Read : The minutes of today's session were read 
and adopted. 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

A. R. McQUEEN, Moderator. 

J. F. MENIUS, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



58 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



IN MEMORIAM 

This page is set apart to the memory of the following 
Ruling Elders who died during the year ending March 31, 
1946: 

Claude C Underwood, born September 7, 1888; died November 
19, 1945. Bensalem Church. 

Lester W. Lassiter, died November 19, 1945. Berea Church. 

Neill A. Clark, born August 16, 1892; died October 14, 1945. 
Bethel Church. 

John D. McLeod, born December 2, 1889; died September 9, 
1945. Bethesda Church. 

Edwin McA. Buiie, died October, 1945- Bunnlevel Church. 

William Martin Black, died January 3, 1946. Culdee Church- 

R. A. Williams, born March 26, 1867, died February 2, 1946. 
Godwin Church. 

D. A. Graham, born August 22, 1887; died November 27, 1945. 
Godwin Church. 

Floyd Arnett, born November 16, 1904; died February 1, 1946. 
Hope M.ills Church. 

R. B, Stutts, born February 9, 1862; died July 21, 1946. Horse- 
shoe Church. 

Dr. D. H, Reed, born October 1, 1870; died December 14, 1945. 
Montpelier Church. 

R. J. McLeod, born February 14, 1870; died January 2, 1946. 
Mt. Pisgah Church- 

John A. Byrne, Jr., died December 22, 1945. Pembroke Church. 

A. G McDonald, born 1856; died Febnuary 10, 1946. Pinehurst 
Community Church. 

William James McDiarmid, born July 4, 1873 ; died June 17, 
1945. Raeford Church. 

H;. T. Prevost, born September 19, 1880; died October 7, 1945- 
Rowland Church. 

J. Ruffin Holmes, born July 17, 1887; died June 9, 1945. Sunny, 
side Church. 

W. F. Alexander, diiied August 4, 1945. Vass Church. 

Charles W. Ritter, born June 12, 1868; died March 28, 1946. 
West End Church. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 59 



COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
DURING THE LAST TEN YEARS 

Ministers Ruling Elders 

1936 G. F. Kirkpatrick „ W. A. West 

James Appleby —Edwin Bain 

C. M. Gibbs Ryan McBryde 

J. F. Menius , 

1937__ R. L. Alexander __ __ J. B. McCallum, Jr. 

H. W. Koelling -_.-_ A. T. McLean 

A. J. McKelway — Mac Cameron 

M. P. Calhoun „ , G J. McCallum 

1938 J. M. Lemmon —A. M. Fairley 

John B. Reily Dr. D. S. Currie 

E. L. Barber J. H. Suttenfield 

L. A. McLaurin W. M. Shaw 

1939__ A. R. McQueen _. _.H. M. Pinkston 

W. A. Brown _ L. Z. Collier 

D. H. Dulin Francis Coxe 

W. S. Golden J. A. McGeachy 

1940 J. B. Black W. K. Bethune 

F. M. Bain E. Hervey Evans 

D. F. Blue _ . Neill Rosser 

J. W. Crinkley _ 

1941 _L. C. LaMotte ._ D. E. Lassiter 

P. H. Biddle Lee Cameron 

A. J. McKelway Chas. G. Rose 

C. M. Gibbs F. L. Hyndman 

1942 M. P. Calhoun __ __ Dr. P. P. McCain 

John H. McKinnon __ M. C. Dew 

W. J. Huneycutt — Chas. G. Rose 

H. R. Poole M. A. Clark 

1943 John M. Alexander H. P. Johnson 

L. W. Topping __ __ J. M. Wilson 

Troy D. Mullis Chas. G. Rose 

H. G. Bedinger O. L. Johnson 

1944..... H. K. Holland K. A. McDonald 

C. H. Storey _ H. C. Cousar 

L. L. Barr Carl Alford 

T. A. Guiton __ 

1945 S- H. Fulton Dr. R. L. Murray 

L G. Calhoun __ W- A. West 

J. F. Menius Hon. Chas. Ross 

J. I. Knight C. C Underwood 

1946 G- F. Kirkpatrick Edwin Morgan 

Thompson E- Davis H- C. Cameron 

A. R. McQueen W- M. Shaw 

John M. Alexander N. H. G. Balfour 



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MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



CHURCHES AND QLERKS OF SESSIONS OF 
FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Church 

Antioch 

Ashpole 

Barbecue 

Bensalem 

Benson 

Ber,ea 

Bethel 

Bethesda 

Big Rockfish 

Bluff 

Brownson Memorial 

Buies Creek 

Bunnlevel 

Cameron 

Cameron Hill 

Campbellton 

Cape Fear 

Carthage 

Cedar Rock 

Centre 

Church in the Pines 

Church of Covenant 

Comfort 

Culdee 

Cypress 

Dundarrach 

Dunn 

Eagle Springs 

Ebenezer 

Elise 

Ephesus 

Erwin 

Eureka 

Fairmont 

Fayetteville First 

Flat Branch 

Four Oaks 

Galatia 

Gibson 

Godwin 

Grove 

Highland 

Hope Mills 

Horseshoe 

Iona 

Jackson Springs 



Clerk 

J. A. Hodgin 

C. A. Alford 
Thomas N. Holmes 
N. S. Britt 

W. J. Barefoot 
G M. Coats 
Ryan McBride 
J. D. McLean 
W. A. McDonald 
Alex McNeill 
Walter E. Blue 
Neill McK. Bryan 
Wm. H. Byrd 
L. B. McKeithan 

D. A. Huffines 
C. F. Powers 

31 Race Path St. 
M. T. Wilburn 
Chas. G. Prevost 

C. T. Thomas 
A. H. White 
R. Morrison 

F. H. Herring 
L. G. McLeod 

865 Lumberton Rd. 
J. E. Morrison 

D. M. Cameron 
L. A. Mclnnis 
J. E. Black 
Isaac E. Hendren 
M. L. Bailey 

W. P. Saunders 
Colin Black 
S. J. Clark 
J. M. Blue 
Ernest G. Jones 
C. B. Williams 
N. B. McDonald 
S. W. Brown 
M. G. Ray 
W. K. Gibson 
J. E. Graham 
Mitchell Monds 
J. M. Wilson 

1010 Clarendon St. 

W. R. Mashburn 
F. M. Davis 
A. Lacy Currie 



Address 

Red Springs, Rt. 1 
Rowland 
Jonesboro, Rt. 3 
Eagle Springs 
Benson 

Benson, Rt. 1 
Raeford 
Aberdeen 
Parkton, Rt 1 
Wade 

Southern Pines 
Buies Creek 
Bunnlevel 
Cameron 
Cameron, Rt. 2 

Fayetteville 
Lillington, Rt. 1 
Carthage 
Lillington, Rt. 3 
Maxton, Rt. 3 
Laurel Hill 
Fort Bragg 

Fayetteville 

Carthage, Rt. 3 

Vass, Rt. 2 

Shannon 

Dunn 

Eagle Springs 

Benson 

R'obbins 

Lillington, Rt. 2 

Erwin 

Carthage, Rt. 3 

Fairmont 

Fayetteville 

Lillington, Rt. 2 

Four Oaks 

Rockfish 

Gibson 

Dunn, Rt. 4 

Dunn, Rt. 2 

Fayetteville 

Sanford Rt. 3 
McDonald 
Jackson Springs 



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Church 

Lakeview 

Laurel Hill 

Laurinburg 

Leaflet 

Lillington 

Lumber Bridge 

Lumberton 

Manly 

Maxton 

McMillan 

McNair Memorial 

McPherson 

Midway 

Montpelier 

Mt. Pisah 

Ml. Tabor 

Naomi 

Olivia 

Palestine 

Parkton 

Pembroke 

Philadelphus 

Philippi 

Pinehurst 

Plain view 

Priest Hill 

Providence 

Raeford 

Raven Rock 

Red Springs 

Rexi 

Rowland 

Sandy Grove 

Sardis 

Sherwood 

Shiloh 

Smyrna 

Spence 

Spies 

St. Pauls 

Sunnyside 

Union 

Unity 

Vass 

West End 

Westminster 



Clerk 

C. G. Priest 

E. F. Murray 
W. R. Suthrland 

B. B. Holder 
O. L. Johnson 

F. B. Dunn 

L. M. McKenzie 
J. Bruce Comeron 
McKay McKinnon 
W. C. R. Willams 

D. A. Mc'Rae 
M. M. Clark 

W. A. Thompson 
S. J. Womble 
Neill Rosser 
Ira G. Prevatt 
J. A. Barber 
H. C. Cameron 
W. T. Reaves 
Dr. D. S. Currie 
Hugh Monroe 
W. ;D. McKay 

C. B. Johnson 
H. A. Campbell 

Jno. M. Fields 
J. J. Lee 
M. C. Dew 
Elisa Worrell 
J. A. McRae 
H. P. Johnson 
W. E. McCallum 

John M. Hodges, Jr. 

N. A. Baker 

Dr. C. D. Thomas 

D. C. Stewart 

A. L. Monroe 
Burke McDuffie 
H. A. Bulla 
John S. McLaughlin 

E. F. Thornton 
P. A. Wilson 
D. H. Wilson 
L. Z. Collier 



Address 

Lakeview 

Laurinburg, Rt. 2 

Laurinburg 

Lillington, Rt 3 

Lillington 

Lumber Bridge, Rt 1 

Lumberton 

Southern Pines 

Maxton 

Wade 

Elrod 

Fayetteville, Rt. 3 

Rowland 

Wagram 

Broadway, Rt. 1 

Red Springs. Rt. 2 

Wagram, Rt. 1 

Olivia 

Fayetteville, Rt. 6 

Parkton 

Pembroke 

Red Springs, Rt. 2 

Raeford, Rt. 2 

Pinehurst 

Carthage 

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Red Springs 

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Timberland 

Johns 

Willow Springs, Rt. 2 

Robbins 

St. Pauls 

Fayetteville, Rt. 2 

Cameron 

Dunn, Rt. 2 

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FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 




CALLED MEETINGS— Fayetteville, N. C. 
PRO RE NATA MEETING— Charlotte, N. C. 

STATED MEETINGS 
October, 1946 — January 1947 

NEXT STATED MEETING 
First Presbyterian Church, Maxton, N. C. 
April 15, 1947 



PRESS OF 

Oxford (Masonic) Orphanage 
Oxford. North Carolina 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 

January 1947 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 
Moderator : 

Rev. J. I. Knight— October 1946 Rowland 

Mr. Ryan McBryde — January 1947 Raeford 

Stated Clerk— Rev. C. M. Gibbs (1947) ... Dunn 

Permanent Clerk — Rev. J. F. Menius (1947) Fayetteville 

Temporary Clerk — Rev. D. H. Dulin Rowland 

Historian — Rev. L. A. McLaurin ,Mullins, S. C. 

The terms of office in the following groups expire as indicated 
by the date with each name or group of names. 

TRUSTEES 
I. Davidson College 

Fall 1947— Rev. A. R. McQueen , Dunn 

Fall 1948— Mr. W. A. West Fayetteville 

Fall 1949— Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

Fall 1950— Rev. C. M. Gibbs Dunn 

II. Elise Academy 

Fall 1947— Rev. W. S. Golden, Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen; 
Mr. A. D. McLauchlin, Vass. 

Fall 1948 — Mrs. L. L. McGoogan, St. Paul; Mrs. Charles Rankin, 
Fayetteville; Mrs. F. L. Eubanks, Sanatorium. 

Fall 1949— Mr. D. D. McCrimmon, Robbins; Mr. M. J. McNeill, 
Laurinburg; Mr. W. P. Saunders, Robbins. 

Fall 1950— Rev. Wm. B. Gaston, Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Mr. S. H. Mil- 
ler, Carthage. 

III. Flora Macdonald College 
Spring 1947 — Mr. J. E. Johnson, Lumberton; Mr. J. Lawrence 

McNeill, Raeford; Dr. C. T. Johnson, Red Springs; 

Rev. W. S. Golden. 
Spring 1948 — Mr. Henry Blue, Aberdeen; Mr. Edwin Morgan, 

Laurinburg; Mrs. D. A. McCormick, McDonald; Mr. 

Charles G. Rose, Fayetteville. 
Spring 1949— Mr. Julian B. Hutaff, Fayetteville; Dr. D. S. Cur- 

rie, Parkton; Mr. A. T. McLean, Lumberton; Mr. 

H. McN. Jones, Laurinburg. 

IV. Donaldson Academy 
Mr. Chas. G. Rose, Mr. Claude Rankin, Mr. Hector McKeithan, 
Mr. T. A. DeVane, Dr. D. G. McKeithan, Mr. H. M. Pinkston, 
Mr. J. M. Wilson, Fayetteville; Mr. W. R. Sutherland, Laurin- 
burg; Mr. M. C. Dew, Raeford; Rev. A. R. McQueen and Rev. 
C. M. Gibbs. 

V. Sandy Grove Church Property 
Spring 1947— Mr. M. G. Ray, Rockfish; Mr. Neill A. McFayden, 

Timberland. 
Spring 1948 — Mr. J. B. Cameron, aud Mr. McKay Blue, Raeford. 
Spring 1949 — Mr. Ryan McBryde, Raeford. 



4 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

VI. FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fall 1947— Mr. Ryan McBryde, Raeford. 
Fall 1948 — Mr. Hinton James, Laurinburg. 
Fall 1949— Mr. Chas. G. Rose, Fayetteville. 

VII. Lebanon Church Cemetery 
Mr. F. E. Coxe, Mr. Ralph Purcell, Miss Kate McKenzie. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 
Note: The terms of office of all executive committee members 
expire at the October Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of the 
year indicated. 

I. Presbytery's Home Missions 

Rev. S. E. Howie, Chairman 

1947— Rev. S. E. Howie, Rev. J. W. Mann, Mr. H. C. Cameron, 

Olivia. 
1948— Rev. J. C. Lawrence, Rev. A. R. McQueen, Mr. W. A. West, 

Fayetteville. 
1949— Rev. W. S. Golden, Rev. J. I. Knight, Mr. M. C. Dew, Rae- 
ford. 

II. Stewardship 
1947 — Rev. J. F. Menius, Mr. John M. Wilson, Fayetteville; Mr. A. 

T. McLean, Lumberton. 
1948 — Rev. D. L. Jones, Mr. Gordon Cameron, Pinehurst; Mr. W. 

M. Shaw, Fayetteville. 
1949— Rev. R. R. Ramsey, Dr. D. S. Currie, Parkton; Mr. H. B. 

Sessoms, Fayetteville; Rev. R. L. Alexander. 
1950— Rev. D. H. Dulin, Mr. C. E. Beman, Laurinburg; Mr. C. 

W. Bannerman, Dunn. 

III. Religious Education 

Rev. S. H. Fulton, Chairman 

1947— Rev. S. H. Fulton, Rev. Wm. B. Gaston, Rev. T. Layton 

Fraser, Rev. D. H. Dulin, Mr. L. B. McKeithan, Cameron. 
1948— Rev. H. A. McBath, Rev. Thompson E. Davis, Mr. C. E. 

Beman, Laurinburg. 
1949— Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Jr., Rev. A. M. Keith, Rev. R. R. 

Gammon. 

President of the Men of the Presbytery — Mr. Ryan McBryde, 

Raeford. 

Advisory Members: Miss Fodie Buie, Red Springs; Miss 

Kate Sutton, Fayetteville; Miss Flora McQueen, Dunn; Mrs. 

S. H. Fulton, Laurinburg; Miss Anna McQueen, Rowland; 

Mrs. W. T. Covington, Raeford. 

IV. Woman's Work 
1947 — Rev. R. R. Ramsey, Chairman. 
1948— Rev. J. Hoge Smith, Jr. 
1949 — Rev. W. Knight Thompson. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 5 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

Note: The terms of office of all permanent committee mem- 
bers expire at the October Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of 
the year indicated. 

I. Assembly's Work 
Rev. Harvey A. McBath, Chairman 
1947 — Minutes of the General Assembly, Rev. R. R. Ramsey, Rev- 
Harvey A. McBath. 
1948 — Foreign Missions, Rev. W. S. Golden. 

Assembly's Home Missions, Rev. D. L. Jones. 
Bible Cause, Rev. Thos. A. Fry, Jr. 
1949 — Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, Rev. T. E. Davis. 
Educational Institutions, Rev. D. F. Blue. 

II. Synod's Work 
Rev. W. J. Huneycutt, Chairman 

1947 — Educational Institutions, Rev. T. Layton Fraser. 
1948 — Synod's Home Missions, Rev. R. L. Prince. 

Orphans' Home, Rev. J. W. Mann. 

Minutes of Synod, Rev. Troy D. Mullis. 
1949— Rev. W. J. Huneycutt. 

III. Presbytery's Work 

1. Business — Rev. Ira E. Hager, Chairman. 

1947 — Sessional Records, Rev. A. M. Keith. 
1948— Auditing, Mr. J. C. Graham, Erwin. 
1949— Rev. Ira E. Hager. 

2. Educational Institutions — Rev. R. L. Alexander, Chairman. 

1947 — Mr. H. McN. Jones, Laurinburg. 
1948— Mr. M. C. Dew, Raeford. 
1949— Rev. R. L. Alexander. 

3. Printed Minutes — Rev. Wm. Knight Thompson, Chairman. 

1947— Rev. A. R. McQueen. 

1948— Rev. D. F. Blue. 

1949— Rev. Wm. Knight Thompson. 

4. Moral and Social Welfare — Rev. S. E. Howie, Chairman. 

1947— Rev. Thompson E. Davis. 
1948— Rev. H. G. Bedinger. 
1949— Rev. S. E. Howie. 

5. Examinations: 

(a) Theology — Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev. T. Layton Fraser, 
Rev. J. F. Menius. 

(b) Church History — Rev. S. H. Fulton, Rev. Thomas A. 
Fry, Jr., Rev. Frank S. Blue. 

(c) Church Government and the Sacraments — Rev. W. S. 
Golden, Rev. R. R. Gammon, Rev. H. G. Bedinger. 

(d) English Bible— Rev. C. H. Maury, Rev. T. E. Davis, 
Rev. T. Layton Fraser. 

(e) Moral Science and Philosophy — Rev. L. C. LaMotte, 
Rev. T. A. Guiton, Rev. H. L. Hemphill. 

(f ) Natural Sciences— Rev. C. G. Vardell, Rev. C. M. Gibbs, 
Rev. H. G. Bedinger. 

(g) Languages— Rev. L. C. LaMotte, Rev. C. G. Vardell, 
Rev. R. L. Prince. 



6 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

(h) Thesis, Exegesis and Popular Lecture — Rev. S. H. Ful- 
ton, Rev. D. F. Blue, Rev. W. J. Huneycutt. 

6. Program Committee — Mr. Ryan McBryde, Raeford. 

Note: Other members of the Program Committee are the pas- 
tor of the host church, the Stated Clerk and the Chairmen of 
the four Executive Committees. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. Nominations: Rev. H. G. Bedinger, Chairman; Rev. W. S. Gold- 

en, Mr. W. E. Blue, Southern Pines. 

2. Evangelism: Rev. J. I. Knight, Chairman. 

District No. 1— Rev. A. M. Keith. 

District No. 2— Rev. J. F. Menius. 

District No. 3— Rev. H. G. Bedinger. 

District No. 4 — Rev. Wm. B. Gaston. # 

District No. 5— Rev. H. K. Holland. 

District No. 6— Rev. Troy D. Mullis. 

District No. 7 — Rev. J. Hoge Smith, Jr. 

District No. 8— Rev. T. A. Guiton. 

3. Home for the Aged: Rev. R. R. Gammon, Chairman; Rev. S. 

E. Howie, Mr. J. M. Wilson, Fayetteville. 

4. Presbyterian Junior College: Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, Chair- 

man; Rev. R. L. Aleaxnder, Rev. D. F. Blue, Rev. J. Hoge 
Smith, Jr., Rev. C. Rees Jenkins; Mr. M. C. Dew, Raeford; 
Mr. W. A. West, Fayetteville. 

COMMISSIONS 

1. On the Minister and His Work — Rev. L. C. LaMotte, Chairman. 
1947 — Rev. R. L. Alexander, Mr. Carl Alford, Rowland. 
1948— Rev. L. C. LaMotte. 

1949— Rev. S. E. Howie, Mr. Chas. G. Rose, Fayetteville. 
Ex-of^cio— Rev. C. M. Gibbs. 

MISCELLANEOUS GROUPS 
(Printed as Information) 
1. Churches by Districts: 

District No. 1 : Benson, Berea, Bluff, Dunn, Ebenezer, Erwin, 
Four Oaks, Godwin, Grove, McMillan, Plainview, Providence, 
Spence, Unity. 

District No. 2: Big Rockfish, Campbellton, Church-of-the-Cove- 
nant, Circle Court, Comfort, Fayetteville First, Highland, 
Hope Mills, MacPherson, Sherwood, Springlake, Sunnyside, 
Vaughn Memorial, Westminster. 

District No. 3: Ashpole, Fairmont, Iona, Lumberton, McNair 
Memorial, Midway, Mt. Tabor, Pembroke, Philadelphus, 
Red Springs, Rowland, St. Pauls. 

District No. 4: Centre, Church-in-the-Pines, Gibson, Laurel Hill, 
Laurinburg, Maxton, Montpelier, Naomi, Smyrna. 

District No. 5: Antioch, Bethel, Galatia, Lumber Bridge, Park- 
ton, Philippi, Raeford, Rex, Sandy Grove, Shiloh. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 7 

District No. 6: Bethesda, Brownson Memorial, Community, Cul- 

dee, Eureka, Jackson Springs, Lakeview, Manly, Vass, West 

End. 
District No. 7: Bensalem, Cameron, Cameron Hill, Carthage, 

Cypress, Eagle Springs, Elise, Horseshoe, Olivia, Spies, 

Union. 
District No. 8: Barbecue, Buies Creek, Bunnlevel, Cape Fear, 

Cedar Rock, Ephesus, Flat Branch, Leaflet, Lillington, Mt. 

Pisgah, Raven Rock, Sardis. 

2. Officers of Presbyterial Auxiliary: 

President: Mrs. Julian B. Hutaff, 1017 Arsenal Ave., Fayette- 

ville. 
Corresponding Secretary: Mrs. Edward Kaufman, 425 Pearl 

St., Fayetteville. 
Treasurer: Mrs. S. H. MacPherson, Route 3, Fayetteville. 

3. Officers of Young People's Council: 

President: Miss Jane Caudill__, St. Pauls 

Treasurer: Ralph Calhoun Laurel Hill 

4. Men of the Church: 

President: Mr. Ryan McBryde Raeford 

Secretary-Treasurer: Mr. John L. McLean Lumberton 



8 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, July 26, 1946. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p. m., was called to 
order by the Moderator, Rev. A. R. McQueen, and was 
opened with prayer. 

Roll: The following were present and enrolled: 
Ministers: A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, G. F. Kirkpatrick, 
C. M. Gibbs, Eugene Alexander, John M. Alexander, Troy D. 
Mullis, H. K. Holland, H. L. Hemphill, J. E. Ratchford, J. F. 
Menius, I. E. Hager, T. E. Davis, W. B. Gaston, J. W. Mann, D. 
H. Dulin, J. Hoge Smith, Jr., J. C. Lawrence, W. Knight Thomp- 
son. — 19. 

Ruling Elders: Carl S. Davis, Elise; H. M. Pinkston, High- 
land; H. F. Monroe, Laurel Hill; Lee McFarland, Montpelier; 
J. F. Monroe, Spies. — 5. 

Call Read: The following call for this meeting was 
read and found in order : 

Dunn, N. C., July 15, 1946. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby 
call Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in called session at the First 
Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on Friday, July 26, 1946, 
at 2:00 p. m., to transact the following business, if the way be 
clear : 

1. To receive Rev. Wm. Knight Thompson from St. John's 
Presbytery and to arrange for his installation as pastor of Laurel 
Hill and Montpelier Churches and for supplying at the Gibson 
Church. 

2. To dissolve the pastoral relations between Rev. J. E. Ratch- 
ford and the Elise and Spies Churches and to grant Mr. Ratchford 
a letter of dismission to Abingdon Presbytery. 

3. To receive and act on a petition for the organization of a 
church at Springlake. 

4. To receive and act on a report of the Committee on Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief and receive candidates for the 
ministry. 

5. To receive and act on a report of the Stewardship Commit- 
tee relative to the Home Mission Emergency Campaign for 1946. 

6. To act on any recommendations relative to the Home Mis- 
sion work of the Presbytery. 

7. To transact any business growing out of the above items. 

Signed : 

A. R. McQueen, Moderator. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 9 

Minister Received: Rev. Wm. Knight Thompson pre- 
sented a letter of transfer from St. John's Presbytery 
to this Presbytery. Mr. Thompson was examined as re- 
quired by the Book of Church Order, which examination 
was sustained as satisfactory. It was ordered that Mr. 
Thompson be enrolled as a member of this Presbytery 
after signing the obligation required of its ministers by 
the Presbytery. 

Calls from Montpelier and Laurel Hill Churches: The 
Commission on the Minister and His Work presented to 
the Presbytery calls for the pastoral services of Rev. Wm. 
Knight Thompson as follows: From the Montpelier 
Church at a salary of $1,500.00 and free use of the manse 
and Laurel Hill Church at a salary of $1,200.00 per year, 
each church to pay into the Ministers' Annuity Fund 
annually a sum equal to 7%% of the salary; and a re- 
quest for Mr. Thompson to serve the Gibson Church as 
stated supply on terms agreeable to the church and him- 
self. These calls were found in order and placed in the 
hands of Mr. Thompson, who signified his acceptance of 
the calls. The following commissions were appointed to 
install Mr. Thompson: At Montpelier on September 22, 
1946, at 11:00 A. M. : Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Jr., Chair- 
man; Rev. L. C. LaMotte, Rev. C. H. Maury, and Ruling 
Elders W. M. Shaw, E. F. Murray and K. A. McDonald. 
At Laurel Hill Church on October 6, 1946, at 11 :00 A.M. : 
Rev. L. C. LaMotte, Chairman; Rev. T. Layton Fraser, 
Rev. J. W. Mann and Ruling Elder K. A. McDonald ; with 
alternates Rev. C. H. Maury and Ruling Elder Lee Mc- 
Farland. On each of the above commissions, two minis- 
ters and one elder are to constitute a quorum. 

Rev. J. E. Ratchford Dismissed: Rev. J. E. Ratchford 
offered his resignation as pastor of the Elise and Spies 
Churches. The churches were heard from through their 
representatives signifying the concurrence of the 
churches with Mr. Ratchford in asking the Presbytery 
to dissolve the pastoral relations existing between Mr. 
Ratchford and these churches. The request was granted 
and the pastoral relations dissolved. Mr. Ratchford was 
granted at his request a letter of dismission to Abingdon 
Presbytery. 

Springlake Chapel: A petition from the Springlake 
Chapel for the organization of a church at that point was 



10 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

presented to the Presbytery. The Home Mission Com- 
mittee was appointed a Commission of the Presbytery to 
give consideration to the above petition with the author- 
ity to organize the church, if the way be clear. 

Candidate Examined: Mr. William Lytch was intro- 
duced to the Presbytery and asked to be taken under the 
care of the Presbytery as candidate for the ministry. 
The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief presented the necessary credentials with the ex- 
ception of the recommendation of the session of his 
church, and recommended that those credentials in hand 
be found satisfactory, which action was taken by the 
Presbytery. Mr. Lytch was examined as required by the 
Book of Church Order which examination was found 
satisfactory. The following commission was appointed 
to receive the recommendation from the session of his 
church, to propound to him the required questions; and 
when these conditions were satisfactorily met, to enroll 
Mr. Lytch as a candidate for the ministry: Rev. L. C. 
LaMotte, Chairman; Rev. J. I. Knight, Rev. S. H. Ful- 
ton, Rev. T. Layton Fraser, Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick, Rev. 
D. H. Dulin and Ruling Elders McKay McKinnon and 
Alton Thompson. Prayer was offered for Mr. Lytch. 

Report of Stetvardship Committee: The Stewardship 
Committee submitted the following recommendations 
which were adopted: 

Recommendations : 

1. That Presbytery accept the asking of the Synod of $13,470.00 
as its portion of the Home Mission Emergency Fund to be raised 
in the 1946 campaign. 

2. Since the above amount is double the amount asked last 
year, that the askings from the churches be double the amount 
asked in 1945, as follows: 

Antioch $ 244 Cameron __, 138 

Ashpole 204 Cameron Hill 26 

Barbecue 30 Campbellton 14 

Bensalem 68 Cape Fear 8 

Benson 30 Carthage 286 

Berea 16 Cedar Rock 18 

Bethel 96 Centre 72 

Bethesda 228 Church in the Pines 194 

Big Rockfish 18 Church of the Covenant— 82 

Bluff 58 Comfort ^_, 14 

Brownson Memorial 100 Culdee 64 

Buies Creek 4 Cypress 38 

Bunnlevel 44 Dundarrach 16 



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Dunn 386 

Eagle Springs 14 

Ebenezer 24 

Elise 88 

Ephesus 42 

Erwin 188 

Eureka 72 

Fairmont 92 

Fayetteville First 1,804 

Flat Branch 80 

Four Oaks 12 

Galatia 160 

Gibson __. 54 

Godwin 102 

Grove 32 

Highland 776 

Horseshoe 4 

Hope Mills 16 

Iona 104 

Jackson Springs $ 264 

Lakeview 52 

Laurel Hill 122 

Laurinburg 1,470 

Leaflet 38 

Lillington 242 

Lumber Bridge 44 

Lumberton 760 

Manly 66 

Maxton First 634 

McMillan 36 

McPherson 208 

McNair Memorial ,_ 2 

Midway 62 

Respectfully submitted, 

Wm. B. Gaston, Chairman. 

Minutes Read: The minutes of today's session were 
read and adopted. 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer 
by Rev. L. A. McLaurin. 

A. R. McQueen, Moderator, 
J. F; Menius, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



Montpelier 


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Mt. Pisgah 


70 


Mt. Tabor 


18 


Naomi 


8 


Olivia 


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Palestine 


8 


Parkton 


114 


Pembroke 


24 


Philadelphus 


52 


Philippi 


24 


Pinehurst 


182 


Plainview 


4 


Priest Hill 


10 


Providence 


24 


Raeford 


696 


Raven Rock 


60 


Red Springs 


604 


Rex 


82 


Rowland 


230 


Sardis 


38 


Sherwood 


44 


Shiloh 


114 


Smyrna 


108 


Spence 


2 


Spies 


14 


St. Pauls 


322 


Sunnyside 


68 


Union 


28 


Unity 


8 


Vass 


78 


West End 


136 


Westminster 


16 



12 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

PRO RE NATA MEETING 

Charlotte, N. C, September 3, 1946. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met by order of the Synod 
of North Carolina in the Chapel at Queens College after 
the adjournment of the evening session of the Synod, 
was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. A. R. Mc- 
Queen, and was opened with prayer. 

Roll: The following were present and enrolled or were 
enrolled during the session of Presbytery: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, G. F. Kirkpatrick, 
C. M. Gibbs, W. J. Hunnycutt, W. S. Golden, Eugene Alexander, R. 
L. Alexander, P. H. Biddle, L. C. LaMotte, John M. Alexander, R. 
R. Ramsey, Troy D. Mullis, J. I. Knight, F. S. Blue, C. H. Maury, 
J. F. Menius, T. E. Davis, H. A. McBath, J. W. Mann, D. H. Dulin, 
J. Hoge Smith, Jr., D. L. Jones, J. C. Lawrence, T. Layton Fra- 
ser. — 25. 

Ruling Elders: E. L. Cameron, Barbecue; Arch L. Campbell, 
Centre; R. L. Remsburg, Dunn; W. A. West, Fayetteville First; 
J. M. Wilson, Highland; Chas. Ross, Lillington; L. M. McKenzie, 
Lumberton; L. W. McKinnon, Maxton; Neill Rosser, Mt. Pisgah; 
James A. Cameron, Olivia; R. B. Britt, Pembroke; D. M. Stewart, 
Smyrna; L. L. McGoogan, St. Pauls. — 13. 

Order of Business: The Stated Clerk reported that 
the Synod had ordered this meeting to transact the fol- 
lowing business: 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relationship between Rev. G. F. 
Kirkpatrick and the Centre and Smyrna Churches and to grant 
Mr. Kirkpatrick a letter of transfer to Pee Dee Presbytery. 

2. To dissolve the pastoral relationship between Rev. John 
M. Alexander and the Fayetteville First Church and to grant 
Mr. Alexander a letter of transfer to Atlanta Presbytery. 

3. To grant Rev. Eugene Alexander a letter of transfer to 
Roanoke Presbytery. 

This order of business was found in order by the 
Presbytery. 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick Resigned: Rev. G. F. Kirk- 
patrick offered his resignation as pastor of the Centre 
and Smyrna Churches, and asked for a dissolution of the 
pastoral relations. The churches reported that the con- 
gregations had concurred reluctantly with this request. 
The request was granted and the dissolution made ef- 
fective September 16, 1946. At his request, Mr. Kirk- 
patrick was granted a letter of dismission to Pee Dee 
Presbytery. 



MINUTES FAYETTE'VILLE PRESBYTERY 13 

Rev. John M. Alexander Resigned: Rev. John M. 
Alexander offered his resignation as pastor of the First 
Church, Fayetteville, and asked for a dissolution of the 
pastoral relations. The church reported its reluctant 
concurrence with this request. The request was granted 
and the dissolution made effective September 16, 1946. 
At his request, Mr. Alexander was granted a letter of 
transfer to Atlanta Presbytery. 

Rev. Eugene Alexander Dismissed: At his request, 
Rev. Eugene Alexander was granted a letter of transfer 
to Roanoke Presbytery. 

(Note: A number of men spoke in high terms of the 
service which the ministers now being dismissed have 
rendered during their ministry in the Presbytery and of 
regret at losing them — Stated Clerk). 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer by 
Rev. John M. Alexander. 

A. R. McQueen, Moderator. 
J. F. Menius, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



14 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, September 23, 1946. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church at 11 :00 a. m., was called to 
order by the Moderator, Rev. A. R. McQueen, and was 
opened with prayer. 

Roll: The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, C. M. Gibbs, W. S. Golden, H. G. 
Bedinger, D. F. Blue, R. R. Ramsey, H. K. Holland, A. M. Keith, 
J. I. Knight, H. L. Hemphill, J. F. Menius, I. E. Hager, J. W. 
Mann, S. E. Howie, C. Rees Jenkins. — 15. 

Ruling Elders: W. A. West, Fayetteville First; N. D. Black, 
Springlake. — 2. 

Call Read: The following call for this meeting was 
read and found in order : 

Dunn, N. C., September 11, 1946. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby 
call Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in special session in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C., on Monday, September 
23, 1946, at 11:00 A. M., to transact the following business, if the 
way be clear: 

1. To consider and act on a recommendation of the Home 
Mission Committee to sell the property at Calvary Chapel in- 
cluding both chapel building and the manse. 

2. To authorize the Trustees of Presbytery to execute the deed 
or deeds to the above property. 

3. To transact any business growing out of the above items. 

Signed: A. R. McQueen, Moderator. 

Report of Home Mission Committee: The Home Mis- 
sion Committee reported on the work at Calvary Chapel 
and recommended to the Presbytery that the chapel 
building and the manse together with the lots on which 
these buildings stand be sold to Lacy Godwin for the sum 
of $17,000.00, and that the Trustees of Presbytery be 
authorized to execute deed or deeds for same. 

Petition from Calvary Chapel: Representatives from 
Calvary Chapel presented a petition to Presbytery ask- 
ing that the work be continued there. Several representa- 
tives of the work at Calvary Chapel spoke of the need of 
the continuance of the work and of their intention to 
organize a church at that point. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 15 

Action Postponed: Action on the recommendation of 
the Home Mission Committee was postponed nntil the 
stated meeting of Presbytery in October. 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

A. R. McQueen, Moderator. 
J. F. Menius, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



16 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SECOND STATED 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Raeford, N. C., October 15, 1946. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Eighty-second Stated Meeting in the Raeford Presbyte- 
rian Church at 10:00 a. m., was called to order by the 
Moderator, Rev. A. R. McQueen, and was opened with 
prayer. 

Roll: The following were present and enrolled or 
were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, C. M. Gibbs, W. J. Huneycutt, W. 
S. Golden, S. H. Fulton, H. G. Bedinger, R. L. Alexander, D. F. 
Blue, P. H. Biddle, J. E. Purcell, L. C. LaMotte, E. D. McMahon, 
R. R. Ramsey, Troy D. Mullis, H. K. Holland, T. A. Guiton, A. 
M. Keith, R. L. Prince, J. I. Knight, F. S. Blue, C. H. Maury, H. 
L. Hemphill, J. F. Menius, I. E. Hager, T. E. Davis, W. B. Gatson, 
H. A. McBath, J. W. Mann, D. H. Dulin, R. R. Gammon, J. Hoge 
Smith, Jr., S. E. Howie, D. L. Jones, J. C. Lawrence, C. Rees 
Jenkins, T. Layton Fraser, James E. Porter, Thos. A. Fry, Jr., W. 
Knight Thompson, A. M. Gregg. — 40. 

Ruling Elders: Archie Howard, Antioch; C. A. Alford, Ash- 
pole; Lee Cameron, Barbecue; Allen M. Monroe, Bensalem; Wm. 
J. Barefoot, Benson; Ryan McBryde, Bethel; J. H. Suttenfield, 
Bethesda; W. E. Blue, Brownson Memorial; Wilbur H. Currie, 
Carthage; C. T. Thomas, Cedar Rock; Dan McArthur, Centre; 
L. Calhoun, Church-in-the-Pines; L. G. McLeod, Comfort; J. E. 
Morrison, Culdee; Ralph Wade, Dunn; John W. Monroe, Eagle 
Springs, D. E. Lassiter, Erwin; Z. V. Blue, Eureka; C. E. Grant- 
ham, Fairmont; Dr. A. S. Cromartie, Fayetteville First; James G. 
Shaw, Flat Branch; F. A. Monroe, Galatia; E. A. McPhail, God- 
win; Mitchell Monds, Grove; Edward B. Hope, Highland; T. S. 
Greyard, Iona; H. R. Currie, Jackson Springs; A. B. Parker, 
Lakeview; A. B. Alford, Laurel Hill; Ed. S. Lytch, Laurinburg; 
B. B. Holder, Leaflet; R. S. Taylor, Lillington; D. G. Malloy, Lum- 
ber Bridge; S. Preston Douglas, Lumberton; N. L. McFayden, 
McPherson; R. L. Lytch, Midway; J. P. Livingstone, Montpelier; 
Johnnie Patterson, Mt. Pisgah; J. A. Cameron, Olivia; R. B. 
Britt, Pembroke; W. D. McKay, Philadelphus ; W. C. Guin, Philip- 
pi; N. McL. McDiarmid, Raeford; Elisha Worrell, Raven Rock; 
A. S. McKeithan, Red Springs; F. W. Riley, Shiloh; D. H. John- 
son, Springlake; C. J. Murphy, Sunnyside. — 48. 

Organization: Rev. J. I. Knight was elected Modera- 
tor and Rev. D. H. Dulin Temporary Clerk. 

Visitors Introduced: The following were introduced 
to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting brethren: 
Rev. C. K. Taffe, of Athens Presbytery; Rev. P. D. Pat- 
rick, of Kings Mountain Presbytery; Rev. A. M. Gregg, 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 17 

of Charleston Presbytery; and Rev. W. M. Fairley, of 
Concord Presbytery. 

Report of Program Committee: The Program Com- 
mittee presented a printed program which was adopted 
for this meeting of Presbytery. 

Standing Committees: The following Standing Com- 
mittees were appointed: 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. A. R. McQueen, Chairman; Rev. C. 
H. Maury and Mr. C. A. Alford. 

Resolutions: Rev. D. H. Dulin, Chairman; Rev. T. Layton 
Fraser and Mr. W. E. Blue. 

Communications: The following communications were 
received and disposed of as indicated : 

a. From Rev. L. C. LaMotte regarding the action of Synod 
as to Presbyterian Junior College. Referred to the Committee on 
Educational Institutions. 

b. From the Assembly's Committee on Religious Education. 
Received as information. 

c. From Rev. H. Tucker Graham asking for permission to 
labor in the bounds of the Presbytery. 

d. From the office of the Stated Clerk of the General As- 
sembly asking if the Presbytery would be willing to receive the 
churches within its bounds now belonging to the Snedecor Memorial 
Synod in case said Synod should desire to be dissolved. Pres- 
bytery expressed its willingness and pleasure to admit these 
churches if they so desired. 

e. From Commissioners to the last General Assembly, report- 
ing their attendance at same. These reports were approved and 
the Commissioners commended for their diligence. 

Minister Dismissed: At his request, Rev. D. K. Wal- 
thall was granted a letter of dismission to East Hanover 
Presbytery. 

Committee on Home for the Aged: At the request of 
the Synod of North Carolina, Presbytery approved the 
appointment by the Presbytery of a Committee on the 
Home for the Aged. This matter was referred to the 
Nominating Committee. 

Recess: Presbytery took recess for five minutes to 
prepare for the Communion Service. 

Presbyterial Sermon: Presbytery reconvened and 
heard the Presbyterial Sermon by Rev. A. R. McQueen, 
the retiring Moderator, on the text, Matt. 5:17, 18. 



18 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Memorial Service: The following Memorial of Rev. 
C. H. Storey was read by Rev. R. R. Ramsey and adopted 
by a rising vote. Presbytery engaged in a prayer of 
thanksgiving for the labors of Mr. Storey and in behalf 
of his family. 

REV. CHARLTON H. STOREY 

Rev. Charlton H. Storey, born March 31, 1888, died in Aber- 
deen, N. C, on June 24, 1946. Dr. Storey had completed three 
years as pastor of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church on June 
16, 1946. The following morning he suffered a heart-attack and 
was forced to remain at home, where he passed away suddenly 
June 24. The funeral service was held in Bethesda Church June 
26 and his body was taken to Bryan, Texas, for burial. 

Dr. Storey was an outstanding minister. He preached theology 
and doctrine with an evangelistic appeal in the language of his 
people. He was a faithful pastor and Bible teacher but his hap- 
piest moments were spent preaching in evangelistic services. 

Dr. Storey served as Chairman of the Home Mission Commit- 
tee of Wilmington Presbytery from 1933-1939. His practical ap- 
proach toward Stewardship gave him the privilege of service in 
this cause both in his Presbytery and our Synod. He also served as 
trustee of Flora Macdonald College. He was author of "The Bible 
Doctrine of Sin," 1925. At the time of his death he had been nomi- 
nated moderator of the next meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

While in Texas, Dr. Storey served as director of the Young 
People's Conference of the Synod of Texas and Trustee of West- 
minster Encampment at Kerrville 1919-1929. He was platform 
manager at Kerrville, the "Presbyterian's summer home in Texas 
1919-1924. He served as member of the Assembly's Young People's 
Council 1923-1929. 

Dr. Storey received his B. A. Degree at Austin College; his 
B. D. at Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia; and 
his D. D. from Daniel Baker College, Texas. He was ordained on 
September 30th, 1914. His first pastorate was the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Bryan, Texas, 1914-1920, where he married Miss 
Willie McDougald in 1916. He was pastor of the First Church, 
Corsicana, 1920-23; First Church, Corpus Christi, 1923-29. In 1929 
he came to this Synod as pastor of the St. Andrews Church of 
Wilmington, N. C, where he remained until 1943. Feeling that 
the smaller church could best be served by one experienced in the 
larger church and the larger church should have the privilege of 
making the pastors of the smaller churches bigger, he accepted the 
call of the Bethesda Church in Aberdeen, N. C. There he won the 
hearts not only of the Presbyterians, but all people as he minister- 
ed as Pastor, Bible Teacher, and a Christian citizen. 

Communion Service: Presbytery observed the Sacra- 
ment of the Lord's Supper, Rev. H. K. Holland presiding. 

Recess: Presbytery took recess until 2:30 P. M. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 19 

AFTEROON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 :30 p. m., and was led in 
prayer by the Moderator. 

Home Missions: The Chairman of the Home Mission 
Committee spoke on the Home Mission work and present- 
ed Rev. P. D. Patrick, the Chairman of Synod's Home 
Mission Committee, who spoke on the Home Mission 
Emergency Campaign. Presbytery expressed its appre- 
ciation of the address and requested the Men of the Pres- 
bytery to support and promote this campaign through- 
out the churches of the Presbytery. 

Calvary Chapel: The matter of the Calvary Chapel 
which has been placed on the docket for this meeting 
was taken up. Representatives of the work at the Chapel 
were heard and presented a petition for the organization 
of a church at that place. The Presbytery granted this 
petition and appointed the Home Mission Committee as 
a commission to organize a church there, if the way be 
clear. 

Report on Stetvardship: The Stewardship Committee 
submitted the following report which was adopted: 

Recommendations : 

1. The Synod of North Carolina adopted a total budget of 
$880,000 for 'the Church year, 1947-48, of which $108,119 was 
apportioned to Fayetteville Presbytery. We recommend that this 
amount be accepted by the Presbytery. 

2. Continuing the policy of the last two years, of allocating 
19.57^ of the benevolent budget to Presbytery's Home Missions, 
instead of the suggested 15%, the Committee offers the following 
schedule by which benevolent funds are to be allocated: 

Assembly's Causes: Per Cent 

Foreign Missions 21.2 

Assembly's Home Missions 10.25 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 5.2 

Religious Education and Publication 1.8 

Assembly's Training School 1.15 

Bible Cause .35 

Defense Service Council 1.5 

War Relief 1.4 

Evangelism .35 

Radio .95 

Negro Work 1.5 

Christian Relations , .35 

Total 46.0 



20 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Synod's Causes: Per Cent 

Synod's Home Missions 10.5 

Educational Institutions 12.5 

Union Seminary 1.5 

Orphan's Home 6.5 

Synod's Religious Education 3.0 



Total 34.0 

Presbytery's Causes: Per Cent 

Presbytery's Home Missions 19.5 

Presbytery's Religious Education .5 



TOTAL 100.0 

3. Continuing the division of the churches into groups based 
on their per capita giving in 1944-45 or in 1945-1946, we recommend 
the following apportionments to the churches. The Presbytery Tax 
remains on the same basis as last year. 

Group I— $18.00 Per Member 

Church Membership Presbytery's Benevolent Group 

Tax at 20% Askings 1945-46 

1947-48 

Gibson 25 $ 5.00 $ 465 II 

Red Springs 339 67.80 6,100 II 

Group II-A— $16.00 to $17.00 

Fayetteville First 998 199.60 16,365 II 

Highland 538 107.60 8,630 II 

Laurinburg 730 146.00 11,680 1 

Group II-B— $15.00 to $16.00 

Laurel Hill 121 24.20 1,815 II 

Lumberton 503 100.60 7,600 III 

Maxton 368 73.60 5,145 II 

Group II-C— $14.00 to $15.00 
Raeford 598 119.60 8,370 III 

Group III-A— $13.00 to $14.00 
Rex 64 12.80 865 IV 

Group III-B— $12.00 to $13.00 
McPherson 185 37.00 2,275 IV 

Group III-C— $11.00 to $12.00 
Sunnyside 138 27.60 1,560 IV 

Group IV-A— J 

Bethesda 313 

Dunn 314 

Fairmont 90 

Montpelier 194 

Philadelphus 72 



i.OO to $11.00 






62.60 


3,130 


IV 


62.80 


3,260 


IV 


18.00 


900 


VI 


38.80 


1,940 


IV 


14.40 


730 


IV 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 21 

Group IV-B— $9.00 to $10.00 

Shiloh 113 22.60 

Smyrna 81 16.20 

St. Paul 310 62.00 

Vass 80 16.00 

Group V-A— $8.00 to $9.00 

Cameron 146 29.20 

Centre 141 28.20 

Iona 105 21.00 

Lillington 204 40.80 

Group V-B— $7.00 to $8.00 

Ashpole 208 41.00 

Ch. in the Pines 194 38.80 

Ephesus 82 16.40 

Raven Rock 96 19.20 

Group V-C— $6.00 to $7.00 

Bethel 126 25.20 

Carthage 343 68.60 

Pembroke 35 7.00 

Rowland 196 39.20 

Group VI— $5.00 to $6.00 

Antioch 333 66.60 

Bensalem 129 25.80 

Elise 105 21.00 

Erwin 159 31.80 

Godwin 137 27.40 

Lumber Bridge 62 12.40 

Olivia 299 45.80 

West End 115 23.00 

Group VII— $4.00 to $5.00 

Big Rockfish 85 17.00 

Hope Mills 35 7.00 

Naomi 14 2.80 

Group VIII— $3.00 to $4.00 

Brownson Memorial 255 51.00 

Bunnlevel 91 18.20 

Church of Covenant___131 26.20 

Comfort 93 18.60 

Cypress 111 22.20 

Eagle Springs 39 7.80 

Eureka 149 29.80 

Jackson Springs 341 68.20 

Leaflet 95 19.00 

McMillan 98 19.60 

Manly 140 28.00 

Midway 144 28.80 

Parkton 232 46.40 

Sherwood 91 18.20 



1,020 


V 


745 


IV 


2,790 


IV 


770 


IV 


1,210 


VI 


1,140 


VI 


840 


IV 


1,755 


V 


1,455 


V 


1,360 


V 


635 


V 


675 


VI 


785 


V 


2,060 


V 


225 


VIII 


1,325 


VI 


1,665 


VI 


670 


VII 


560 


VII 


815 


VI 


755 


V 


310 


VIII 


1,145 


VI 


645 


VII 


395 


IX 


140 


VIII 


55 


VIII 


765 


VIII 


290 


VI 


395 


IX 


300 


X 


350 


VIII 


115 


VIII 


540 


VII 


1,200 


VII 


285 


VII 


290 


VIII 


440 


IX 


535 


VIII 


810 


VIII 


310 


IX 



22 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Group IX— $2.00 to $3.00 

Benson 31 8.20 80 IX 

Bluff 195 39.00 475 VIII 

Campbellton 43 8.60 90 X 

Culdee 221 44.20 535 IX 

Flat Branch 262 52.40 705 VIII 

Four Oaks 22 4.40 50 X 

Galatia 309 61.80 770 VIII 

Mt. Pisgah 246 49.20 500 IX 

Pinehurst 247 49.40 495 IX 

Spies 20 4.00 40 IX 

Group X— $1.00 to $2.00 

Barbecue 91 18.20 115 X 

Berea 35 7.00 55 IX 

Buies Creek 10 2.00 15 

Cameron Hill 104 20.80 165 IX 

Cape Fear 35 7.00 35 X 

Cedar Rock 82 16.40. 150 IX 

Circle Court 79 15.80 100 

Dundarrach 36 7.20 35 X 

Ebenezer 45 9.00 80 X 

Grove 112 22.40 200 X 

Horsehoe 23 4.80 25 

Lakeview 112 22.40 185 IX 

McNair Memorial 10 2.00 10 

Mt. Tabor 51 10.20 55 IX 

Palestine 56 11.20 55 X 

Plainview 28 5.60 30 X 

Philippi 20 4.00 30 X 

Priest Hill 60 12.00 90 X 

Providence 66 13.20 115 

Sardis _'_. 80 16.00 80 X 

Spring Lake 32 6.40 60 

Union 98 19.60 145 X 

Unity 56 11.20 55 X 

Vaughan Memorial 31 6.20 50 

Westminster 64 12.80 65 X 

4. That Mr. W. M. Shaw be named Chairman of the Home 
Mission Emergency Campaign. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William B. Gaston, Chairman. 

Report on Nominations: The Committee on Nomina- 
tions made the following report which was adopted : 

We recommend the election of the following to fill vacancies 
occurring at this time: Trustee of Davidson College, Rev. C. M. 
Gibbs; Trustees of Elise Academy, Rev. Wm. B. Gaston, Rev. C. M. 
Gibbs and Mr. S. H. Miller, Carthage; Trustee of Flora Macdonald 
College to succeed Rev. John M. Alexander, Mr. Julian B. Hutaff, 
Fayetteville; Trustee of Donaldson Academy Fund to succeed Rev. 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, Mr. John M. Wilson. On Presbytery's Home 
Missions, Class 1949: Rev. W. S. Golden, Rev. J. I. Knight and 
Mr. M. C. Dew; Class 1948: Rev. J. C. Lawrence to succeed Rev. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 23 

C. H. Storey; Class 1947: Mr. H. C. Cameron to succeed Mr. J. H. 
Poole. On Stewardship, Class 1950: Rev. D. H. Dulin, Mr. McKay 
McKinnon, Maxton, and Mr. C. W. Bannerman, Dunn; Class 1948: 
Rev. D. L. Jones to succeed Rev. J. B. Black. On Religious Educa- 
tion: Class 1949: Rev. Thos. A. Fry, Jr., Rev. A. M. Keith, Rev. 
R. R. Gammon. On Woman's Work: Class 1949: Rev. Wm. Knight 
Thompson; Class 1947: Rev. R. R. Ramsey to succeed Rev. G. F. 
Kirkpatrick. On Assembly's Work: Rev. T. E. Davis, Chairman 
of C. E. & M. R.; Rev. D. F. Blue, Chairman of Educational Insti- 
tutions; Rev. W. S. Golden, Chairman of Foreign Missions. On 
Synod's Work: Rev. W. J. Huneycutt, General Chairman; Rev. 
T. Layton Fraser, Educational Institutions. On Presbytery's Work: 
Business, Rev. I. E. Hager, Chairman; Educational Institutions, 
Rev. R. L. Alexander, Chairman; Printed Minutes, Rev. P. H. 
Biddle, Chairman; Moral and Social Welfare, Rev. S. E. Howie, 
Chairman; Examinations: Theology, Rev. T. L. Fraser to succeed 
Rev. John M. Alexander; History, Rev. T. A. Fry to succeed Rev. 
C. M. Voyles; Sacraments, Rev. R. R. Gammon to succeed Rev. 
C. H. Storey; Moral Science and Philosophy, Rev. H. L. Hemphill 
to succeed Rev. C. M. Voyles; Languages, Rev. L. C. LaMotte to 
succeed Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick. Special Committees: Evangelism, 
Rev. J. I. Knight, General Chairman; District 2, Rev. J. F. Menius; 
District 7, Rev. Hoge Smith. Commission on the Minister and His 
Work: Rev. S. E. Howie to succeed Rev. John M. Alexander, Mr. 
Chas. G. Rose to succeed Mr. S. H. McPherson. Committee on 
Home for the Aged: Rev. R. R. Gammon, Chairman, Rev. S. E. 
Howie and Mr. J. M. Wilson. 

Stewardship Committee: Presbytery directed that if 
the Stewardship Committee so desired, advisory mem- 
bers may be appointed from among the Deacons of the 
churches. 

Report on Educational Institutions: The Chairman of 
the Committee read a letter from the President of the 
Student Body of Flora Macdonald College requesting 
the Presbytery to approve the action of the Board of 
Trustees of the College in granting to the students the 
privilege of dancing. The Presbytery sustained the action 
of the Trustees. 

Special Committee: Presbytery appointed a Special 
Committee on Presbyterian Junior College with Rev. J. 
Cecil Lawrence as Chairman, the other members to be 
named later. 

Minister Received: Rev. A. M. Gregg presented a let- 
ter of transfer from Charleston Presbytery to this Pres- 
bytery. He was examined on the subjects required by 
the Book of Church Order, which examination was sus- 
tained as satisfactory. After signing the obligations re- 
quired of its ministers, Mr. Gregg was enrolled as a 
member of this Presbytery. 



24 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work: 
The Commission on the Minister and His Work made the 
following report which was admitted to the records of 
the Presbytery: 

Your Commission on the Minister and His Work would re- 
spectfully report upon its activities since the spring meeting of 
Presbytery. 

The last Presbytery referred to this Commission the matter 
of the Gilmore Memorial Presbyterian Church, clothing the Com- 
mission with power to take what action seemed advisable in the 
continuance or the dissolution of the church. The minutes of the 
Commission on this matter are as follows: 

Fayetteville, N. C, Rt. 6., July 7, 1946. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work, to which 
Commission the Presbytery assigned the matter of the Gilmore 
Memorial Presbyterian Church with the power to act, met at the 
Gilmore Memorial Church at 3:00 P. M., with the following pre- 
sent: Rev. L. C. LaMotte, Chairman; Rev. John M. Alexander, 
Rev. Thompson E. Davis, Rev. C. M. Gibbs, and Ruling Elders 
C. A. Alford and S. H. McPherson, and the congregation of the 
Gilmore Memorial Church. The meeting was opened with the 
reading of a passage of Scripture and prayer. 

The meeting of the congregation was called to order and 
Rev. L. C. LaMotte was asked to act as Moderator, Miss Mary 
Piner as Clerk of the congregational meeting and Rev. C. M. Gibbs 
as Clerk of the Commission. 

Finding it to be the will of the members of the church that 
the church be dissolved, the Commission took the following actions 
all of which conformed to the wishes of the congregation: 

1. The Commission, by the authority committed to it by the 
Presbytery, declared the Gilmore Memorial Church dissolved. 

2. The list of the members of the church was placed in the 
hands of the Stated Clerk of the Presbytery with the instruction 
that he issue letters of transfer to the members to the church of 
their choice and that all remaining members be transferred to the 
new church to be organized at Circle Court. 

3. The movable property, with the consent of the donors, was 
given to the Mission at Circle Court, since most of the members 
at Gilmore Memorial will soon transfer their membership to the 
new church to be organized at that place. 

4. The Trustees of the Gilmore Memorial Church were re- 
quested to issue a deed for the real property of the church to the 
Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

5. The Commission requested Miss Mary Piner to prepare a 
history of the Gilmore Memorial Church and submit same to the 
Stated Clerk of the Presbytery. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and adopted. The 
meeting was adjourned with prayer. 

L. C. LaMotte, Chairman. 
C. M. Gibbs, Clerk. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 25 

Your Commission has approved the following ministers for 
employment in the fields named : Rev. C. K. Taff e for the Cameron, 
Union and Vass Churches as Stated Supply; Rev. W. A. Pate for 
Bethesda Church as pastor; Rev. W. M. Fairley as temporary 
supply at Fayetteville First Church; and Rev. I. E. Hager as stated 
supply at Springlake Church. 

Your Commission or its Chairman has visited a number of 
churches in the interest of the work and has corresponded with 
others. 

The matter of revision in the plans for the change in pastor- 
ates has been referred to this Commission for study and a report 
is being prepared for the Assembly's Committee on the Minister 
and His Work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Louis C. LaMotte, Chairman. 

Gilmore Memorial Property: The Trustees of Pres- 
bytery reported that the deed for the Gilmore Memorial 
Church property has been received from the Trustees 
of the church. Presbytery instructed the Trustees of the 
Presbytery to sell this property to a member of the Piner 
family. 

Reports of Commissions: The following reports of 
Commissions appointed by the Presbytery were received 
and admitted to the records of the Presbytery: 

ON COMPLETION OF EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATE: 

The Commission appointed by the Presbytery of Fayetteville 
to complete the matters necessary to the reception of William 
Lytch as a candidate for the ministry met at the Presbyterian 
Junior College at 2:00 P. M., on July 29, 1946, with the following 
members present: Rev. Messrs. L. C. LaMotte, Chairman, D. H. 
Dulin, T. Layton Fraser, G. F. Kirkpatrick and Ruling Elder Alton 
Thompson. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. G. F. Kir- 
patrick was elected Clerk. The recommendation of William Lytch 
by the Session of the Midway Church was found in order. Mr. 
Lytch answered affirmatively the constitutional questions asked 
of him. Following a charge to the prospective candidate, his name 
was ordered enrolled as a candidate for the ministry under the 
care of Fayetteville Presbytery, and the Clerk was instructed to 
notify the Stated Clerk of the Presbytery to that effect. The 
minutes of the Commission were read and adopted, and the Com- 
mission adjourned with prayer. 

Louis C. LaMotte, Chairman. 
G. F. Kirkpatrick, Clerk. 

ON ORGANIZATION OF CHURCH AT SPRINGLAKE: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to 
organize a church at Springlake Mission, Manchester, N. C, if the 
way be clear, met at the Mission on September 15, 1946, at 7:30 
P. M. The following were present: Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Chairman; 
Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev. J. W. Mann and Ruling Elder K. A. 



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McDonald. Rev. I. E. Hager was present and was invited to sit 
with the Commission. Rev. A. R. McQueen was appointed Clerk. 
The meeting was opened with prayer. The sermon was preached 
by Rev. J. W. Mann. Testimonials were presented of those who 
wished to become members of a Presbyterian Church at this place. 
These testimonials were found satisfactory and the following were 
declared constituted a Presbyterian Church in accordance with the 
Book of Church Order : By letter or restatement of their faith : 
Mrs. W. C. Moore, P. E. Andrews, Mrs. P. E. Andrews, S. E. 
Sutton, Mrs. Sudie Sutton, Elton Sutton, Doris Sutton, N. D. 
Black, David Johnson, Mrs. David Johnson, Mrs. A. H. McGee, 
Mrs. Elmer Howard, Mrs. Willie Biladeau, Mrs. Eunice Atkins, 
Miss Annie Priddy, Mrs. Alice R. Tomlinson, Miss Nell W. Tom- 
linson, Miss Kathryn Marie Tomlinson, Mrs. Philip Miller, Mrs. 
Vera Ricker, Mrs. Mamie Warren, Mrs. H. B. Pate, Joseph S. 
Gainer, Sr. On profession of faith: J. A. Wood, Gordon Priddy, 
Willie Biladeau, Mrs. J. H. Wooldridge, John I. Medeiras, Mrs. An- 
na H. Mideiras, Geo. W. Price. 31. N. D. Black and D. H. Johnson 
were elected, ordained, and installed ruling elders, and J. A. Wood 
and S. E. Sutton were elected, ordained and installed deacons. 
The charge to the new officers was given by Mr. K. A. McDonald. 
Springlake was chosen as the name of the church. The minutes 
of the commission were read and adopted. The meeting was closed 
with prayer. 

C. M. Gibbs, Chairman. 

A. R. McQueen, Clerk. 

ON INSTALLATION OF REV. WM. KNIGHT THOMPSON: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to 
install Rev. Wm. Knight Thompson as pastor of the Montpelier 
Church met at the church at 11:00 A. M., on September 22, 1946. 
Present: Rev. Thos. A. Fry, Jr., Chairman; Rev. L. C. LaMotte, 
Rev. C. H. Maury and Elder W. M. Shaw. The meeting was opened 
with prayer. Rev. C. H. Maury was elected Clerk. Rev. Thos. A. 
Fry, Jr., presided, preached the sermon and propounded the con- 
stitutional questions, Rev. L. C. LaMotte delivered the charge to 
the pastor and Mr. W. M. Shaw to the congregation. The prayer 
of consecration was offered by Rev. C. H. Maury. Rev. Wm. 
Knight Thompson was declared duly installed pastor of the Mont- 
pelier Church according to the Book of Church Order. The minutes 
were approved and the meeting closed with the benediction. 

Thomas A. Fry, Jr., Chairman. 

C. H. Maury, Clerk. 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to in- 
stall Rev. Wm. Knight Thompson as pastor of the Laurel Hill 
Church met at the church on October 6, 1946, at 11:00 A. M. 
Present: Rev. L. C. LaMotte, Chairman; Rev. T. Layton Fraser, 
Rev. C. H. Maury and Ruling Elders K. A. McDonald and Lee 
McFarland. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. C. H. 
Maury was elected Clerk. Rev. H. Tucker Graham, of Pee Dee 
Presbytery, preached the sermon by invitation of Presbytery, using 
as his text John 14:27. Rev. L. C. LaMotte presided, and propounded 
the constitutional questions. Rev. C. H. Maury charged the pastor 
and Mr. K. A. McDonald the congregation. Rev. Wm. Knight 



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Thompson was declared duly installed pastor of the Laurel Hill 
Church in accord with the Book of Church Order. The minutes 
were adopted and the service concluded with the benediction. 

Louis C. LaMotte, Chairman. 
C. H. Maury, Clerk. 

Petition Granted : A petition from the congregation at 
Circle Court Mission for the organization of a church at 
that place was received. The petition was granted and 
the following Commission was appointed to organize the 
church requested, if the way be clear : Rev. C. M. Gibbs, 
Chairman; Rev. J. F. Menius, Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev. 
S. E. Howie and Ruling Elders W. A. West and S. H. 
McPherson. The Presbytery extended an invitation to 
Rev. E. E. Gillespie, Superintendent of Home Missions 
in the Synod of North Carolina, to preach the sermon at 
the time of the organization of said church. 

Report on Synod's Work: The Committee on Synod's 
Work submitted a report which was received as infor- 
mation. 

Report on Bills and Overtures: The Committee on 
Bills and Overtures reported that no matters had been 
referred to the Committee. 

Report on Resolutions: The Committee on Resolutions 
submitted the following report which was adopted by a 
rising vote : 

Your Committee on Resolutions recommends that Presbytery 
voice its grateful appreciation to the pastor and members of the 
Raeford Presbyterian Church 'for their cordial reception, gracious 
hospitality to, and friendly interest in the members of Presbytery 
and its work; also, that we express our congratulations to them 
for their recently remodelled, beautiful and worshipful sanctuary; 
that the Presbytery's gratitude be expressed to Rev. A. R. McQueen, 
the retiring Moderator, for his helpful and instructive message on 
Matt: 5:17-18. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. H. Dulin, Chairman. 

Report on Flora Macdonald College: The following 
report on the progress at Flora Macdonald College was 
received and adopted: 

Flora Macdonald College this year celebrated its fiftieth an- 
niversary. Beginning in 1896 as Red Springs Seminary, the name 
was changed to Southern Presbyterian College and Conservatory 
of Music in 1907 and to Flora Macdonald College in 1914. This 
institution has served a large constituency in the Carolinas as 



28 MINUTES FAYETTEV1LLE PRESBYTERY 

well as in other states and foreign countries for half a century. 
The school was founded by Fayetteville Presbytery under the 
leadership of Reverend S. M. Rankin, Dr. Luther McMillan, and 
Reverend H. G. Hill, D. D. It was the revivification of Floral 
College, opened in 1841 and closed in 1878. Reverend C. G. Var- 
dell, D. D., was the builder of the college and presided over it 
until 1930 when he was succeeded by Reverend Henry G. Bedinger, 
D. D. 

The obvious need of a college for women in this section led 
to the opening of Red Springs Seminary and its rapid development. 
The semicentennial was celebrated with appropriate exercises on 
Home-coming Day, on the eighty-sixth birthday of Dr. Vardell, 
president emeritus, on May Day, and at Commencement. 

May Day was especially notable with the program of music 
and addresses in the afternoon when the Honorable Josephus 
Daniels introduced Premier Angus MacDonald of Nova Scotia, 
who made the principal address and with a pageant in the evening. 
This occasion was largely attended and greetings were received 
from Scottish Societies and Universities all over the English- 
speaking world. 

For a number of years, the College has had to turn away appli- 
cants for admission. The graduating class has numbered from 
fifty to sixty-five. These young women have been in great demand 
as church workers, teachers, and in many other vocations for 
women. The College has been known for its friendly, homelike 
atmosphere and its religious training and the fine character of its 
graduates. 

Financially, the College has always been handicapped by 
indequate support for an overflowing student body. The debt, 
which in 1931 was $110,000, was paid in 1945. The assets of the 
College are a campus of fifty-seven acres with buildings and 
equipment adequate for three hundred and twenty-five students 
and an endowment of $205,000. The College is fully accredited by 
the College Conference and the Department of Public Instruction 
of North Carolina and occupies a place on the non-member list of 
Colleges approved for teacher training by the Southern Association 
of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Flora Macdonald has faith- 
fully followed the policy of its founders: "The best educational 
advantages and positive Christian training at moderate cost." 
This policy has attracted an unusually fine type of student and 
has made possible Alumnae of fine Christian character and ex- 
cellent training who have rendered a splendid service wherever 
they have lived. 

Flora MacDonald faces her second half century with an excel- 
lent record of service and unlimited possibilities for the future. 
Your trustees are men of vision who are ready to carry on the 
work of the College to its greatest possibilities with the full support 
and cooperation of the Presbyteries of Fayetteville, Orange, and 
Wilmington, which own and control it. 

The Trustees are now engaged in a campaign to secure 
$300,000 for the improvement of the plant and the increasing of 
the endowment. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. G. Bedinger, President. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 29 

Moderator Nominated: Mr. Ryan McBryde was no- 
minated for moderator of the January meeting of Pres- 
bytery- 

Minutes Read: The minutes of today's sessions were 
read and adopted. 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer to 
meet on January 19, 1947, at 10:00 A. M., at a place to 
be arranged by the Stated Clerk. 

J. I. Knight, Moderator. 
J. F. Menius, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



30 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-THIRD STATED 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Southern Pines, N. C, January 14, 1947. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Eighty-third Stated Meeting in the Brownson Memorial 
Presbyterian Church at 10:00 a. m., was called to order 
by the Moderator, Rev. J. I. Knight, and was opened with 
prayer. 

Roll: The following were present and enrolled or were 
enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, C. M. Gibbs, W. J. Huneycutt, 
W. S. Golden, S. H. Fulton, H. G. Bedinger, R. L. Alexander, D. F. 
Blue, P. H. Biddle, L. C. LaMotte, R. R. Ramsey, Troy D. Mullis, 
H. K. Holland, T. A. Guiton, A. M. Keith, R. L. Prince, J. I. 
Knight, F. S. Blue, C. H. Maury, H. L. Hemphill, J. F. Menius, 
I. E. Hager, T. E. Davis, W. B. Gaston, H. A. McBath, J. W. 
Mann, D. H. Dulin, R. R. Gammon, J. Hoge Smith, Jr., S. E. Howie, 
D. L. Jones, J. C. Lawrence, T. Layton Fraser*J. E. Porter, Thos. 
A. Fry, Jr., W. Knight Thompson, A. M. Gregg, Chas. W. Worth. 
—38. 

Ruling Elders: H. F. Currie, Antioch; C. J. McCallum, Ash- 
pole; E. L. Cameron, Barbecue; W. McC. Blue, Bensalem; C. M. 
Coats, Berea; D. H. Yarborough, Bethel; J. H. Suttenfield, Bethes- 
da; Alexander McNeill, Bluff; W. E. Blue, Brownson Memorial; 
R. E. Byrd, Bunnlevel; A. L. Keith, Cameron; John Wilcox, Car- 
thage; M. C. Smith, Cedar Rock; N. P. Watson, Centre; W. B. 
Calhoun, Church-in-the-Pines; B. W. Piner, Circle Court; G. T. 
Fields, Culdee; T. H. Sansom, Dunn; Herbert F. Bost, Eagle 
Springs; G. E. Walker, Elise; D. C. Holder, Ephesus; C. A. Mat- 
thews, Erwin; W. M. McLeod, Eureka; F. L. Holcombe, Fayette- 
ville First; D. A. Gillis, Galatia; Lloyd Ammons, Godwin; Ernest 
Tart, Grove; G. F. Dempsey, Highland; A. Lacy Currie, Jack- 
son Springs; W. C. Smith, Lakeview; J. A. McMillan, Laurel 
Hill; H. W. Malloy, Laurinburg; J. H. Withers, Leaflet; H. C. 
Mann, Lillington; John L. McLean, Lumberton; H. P. Goldsmith, 
Manley; R. F. Morris, Maxton First; J. M. Collier, McMillan; J. 
M. McPherson, McPherson; G. W. Mclntyre, Midway; S. J. 
Womble, Montpelier; Mack Holder, Mt. Pisgah; A. J. Harrington, 
Olivia; E. S. Pate, Pembroke; C. B. Johnson, Philippi; C. E. 
Swaringen, Pinehurst; J. C. Bailey, Providence; Edgar Hall, 
Raeford; Dr. C. T. Johnson, Red Springs; J. L. T. Smith, Rex; 
W. E. McCallum, Rowland; N. F. Sinclair, Shiloh; J. H. Ray, 
Smyrna; N. D. Black, Springlake; C. L. Monroe, St. Pauls; J. M. 
Bulla, Sunnyside; J. S. McLauchlin, Union; P. A. Wilson, Vass; 
D. H. Wilson, West End. —59. 

Organization: Mr. Ryan McBryde, who was nominated 
for Moderator at the last stated meeting of Presbytery 
for this meeting, was elected Moderator. Rev. P. H. Bid- 
die was elected Temporary Clerk. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 31 

Report of Program Committee: The printed report of 
the Program Committee was adopted as the program for 
this meeting of Presbytery. 

Standing Committees: The following were appointed 
as chairmen of Standing Committees : 
Bills and Overtures: Rev L J. I. Knight. 
Resolutions: Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence. 

Visitors Introduced: The following were introduced 
to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting brethren: 
Rev. C. K. Taffe, of Athens Presbytery ; Rev. Frank M. 
Thompson and Rev. Chas. W. Worth, of Wilmington 
Presbytery; Mr. P. T. Kelsey, Ruling Elder of Newark, 
N. J. 

Communications : The following communications were 
received and disposed of as indicated: 

(a) From Rev. W. S. Golden offering his resignation as pas- 
tor of the Eureka Church to enable him to accept a call for full 
time pastor of the Carthage Church. Eureka Church was heard 
from through its representative, reporting that the church had 
very reluctantly concurred with Mr. Golden in this request. The 
request for this dissolution of pastoral relationshop was granted 
to become effective February 1, 1947, and Mr. Golden was granted 
permission to serve the Eureka Church as temporary supply on 
terms agreeable to himself and the church until other provision 
may be made. 

(b) From Rev. P. H. Biddle offering his resignation as pastor 
of the Mt. Pisgah, Barbecue and Leaflet Churches and asking for 
a letter of transfer to Harmony Presbytery. The churches were 
heard from and expressed their concurrence with Mr. Biddle in 
this request though reluctantly. The request for dissolution of the 
pastorate was granted to become effective February 1, 1947, and 
Mr. Biddle was granted a letter of transfer to Harmony Presby- 
tery. The Stated Clerk was instructed to write a letter of com- 
mendation of the work of Mr. Biddle to accompany the letter of 
transfer. 

(c) From the Philippi Church with regard to the continuance 
of the work of that church. Referred to the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work. 

(d) From Mr. Halbert McN. Jones, General Chairman of the 
Flora Macdonald College Improvement Program, reporting on the 
progress of the Improvement Program. Referred to the Committee 
on Educational Institutions. 

(e) From the Carthage Church, a request for permission to 
change the terms of its call; a call from the Fayetteville First 
Church for the pastoral services of Rev. Walker B. Healy; calls 
from the Cameron, Union and Vass Churches for the Pastoral 
services of Rev. C. K. Taffe, a call from the Bethesda Church 
for the pastoral services of Rev. Chas. W. Worth. Referred to 
the Commission on the Minister and His Work. 



32 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

(f) From Rev. H. K. Holland offering his resignation as 
pastor of the Raeford Church and asking for a letter of transfer 
to Cherokee Presbytery. The church was heard from through its 
representative expressing its very deep regret in the loss of Mr. 
Holland but concurring with him in the request for dissolution of 
the pastoral relationship. The request was granted to become ef- 
fective after January 19, 1947, and Mr. Holland was granted a 
letter of transfer to Cherokee Presbytery, this letter to be accom- 
panied by a letter of commendation for his excellent work while 
a member of this Presbytery. 

Report on Printed Minutes: The Committee on the 
Printed Minutes reported that it had examined the print- 
ed minutes of October, 1945, and January and April, 
1946, had found them correct and recommended that the 
printed minutes be made the official minutes of the Pres- 
bytery. This report was adopted. 

Report of Committee on Religious Education: The 
Committee on Religious Education made the following 
report which was adopted : 

The Committee on Religious Education makes the following 
report and recommendations: 

1. That the personnel of the Committee on Religious Educa- 
tion be as follows: 

a. The Chairman of the Sunday School Superintendents in 
the Presbytery. 

b. The President of the Men of the Presbytery. 

c. The President of the Young People's Council of the Presby- 
tery. 

d. The Secretary of Religious Education in the Woman's Aux- 
iliary of the Presbytery. 

e. The President of the Woman's Auxiliary in the Presbytery. 

f. The Woman Adviser to the Young People's Council of the 
Presbytery. 

g. Six ministers and six ruling elders to be elected by the 
Presbytery and that these be divided into three classes of two 
ministers and two ruling elders in each class. 

2. That in attempting to emphasize Leadership Training we 
suggest that local churches put on Leadership Schools in the Pres- 
bytery so that, if possible, all churches will have a school near 
enough in which to participate. We suggest the following churches 
as places where, if schools were held, the conditions would be ful- 
filled : Fayetteville, Dunn, Lillington, Olivia, West End, Aberdeen, 
Raeford, Laurinburg, Maxton, Red Springs, St. Pauls, Lumberton 
and Rowland. Your Committee will cooperate with any church 
desiring to hold such a school. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. H. Fulton, Chairman. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 33 

Commissioners to the General Assembly: The follow- 
ing Commissioners were elected to the 1947 General As- 
sembly : 

Principals : 

Ministers: R. L. Alexander, A. M. Keith, S. E. Howie, and 
R. R. Gammon. 

Ruling Elders: W. E. Blue, John L. McLean, Dr. C. T. 
Johnson, and Ryan McBryde. 

Alternates : 

Ministers : R. R. Ramsey, C. M. Gibbs, J. Hoge Smith, Jr., and 
D. H. Dulin. 

Ruling Elders: W. M. McLeod, Edward Hope, C. W. Banner- 
man and W. R. Sutherland. 

Recess: Presbytery took recess for fifteen minutes, 

Presbyterial Sermon: Presbytery reconvened at 11:15 
a. m., and heard the Presbyterial Sermon by the retiring 
Moderator, Rev. J. I. Knight, on the text, Revelation 1 :6. 

Communion Service: The Communion of the Lord's 
Supper was observed, Rev. Thompson E. Davis and Rev. 
R. R. Ramsey presiding. 

Report on Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 
lief: The Committee on Christian Education and Minis- 
terial Relief submitted the following report which was 
adopted : 

Your Committee learned of the serious illness of both Rev. 
and Mrs. L. A. McLaurin and applied to the Assembly's Committee 
of C. E. & M. R. for a special grant of aid to them, and they re- 
ceived a special gift of $100.00 on December 30th- 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That our Candidate D. Hilton Seals be assigned the follow- 
ing trial parts: 

a. Thesis — "The Doctrine of the Atonement." 

b. Exegesis — Philippians 2: 12-13. 

c. Sermon — "God the Father". Suggested text, John 14:9, 
"He that hath seen me hath seen the Father." 

2. That Candidate D. Hilton Seals be granted at his request 
a letter of transfer to Orange Presbytery. 

3. That Mr. George Alexander Mcintosh be received under the 
care of this Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thompson E. Davis, Chairman. 

Candidate Received: After having received the re- 
quired credentials and having examined the applicant as 



34 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

required by the Book of Church Order, Mr. George Alex- 
ander Mcintosh was received as a candidate for the min- 
istry. The charge to the candidate was given by Rev. 
C. M. Gibbs and Presbytery engaged in prayer in behalf 
of the candidate. Mr. Mcintosh was then enrolled as a 
candidate for the ministry. 

Next Meeting: Presbytery accepted an invitation from 
the Maxton First Church for the April, 1947, meeting. 

Recess: Presbytery took recess until 2:15 P. M. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:15 p. m., and was led in 
prayer by Rev. H. K. Holland. 

Men of the Church: Presbytery heard Mr. John L. Mc- 
Lean, Secretary of the Men of the Presbytery, on the 
work of the Men of the Presbytery, which address was 
received as information. 

Minister Received : Rev. Charles W. Worth presented 
a letter of transfer from Wilmington Presbytery to this 
Presbytery. Mr. Worth was examined as required by the 
Book of Church Order, which examination was sustained 
as satisfactory. It was ordered that Mr. Worth be en- 
rolled in the Presbytery after signing the obligations 
required of its ministers. 

Report on Nominations: The Committee on Nomina- 
tions made the following report which was adopted : 

Your Committee on Nominations notes the death of two Rul- 
ing Elders, Dr. P. P. McCain and Mr. McKay McKinnon and the 
removal from the Presbytery of two ministers, Rev. H. K. Holland 
and Rev. P. H. Biddle. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Presbytery express its gratitude for the services 
whichthe above named men have rendered in the various positions 
in which they have served. 

2. That the following appointments be made: As Trustees 
of Flora Macdonald College, Mr. J. E. Johnson, Lumberton, N. C. 
succeed Mr. McKay McKinnon; Mr. J. Lawrence McNeill, Raeford, 
N. C, succeed Dr. P. P. McCain; and Mr. Henry Blue, Aberdeen, 
N. C, succeed Rev. H. K. Holland. As a Trustee of Fayetteville 
Presbytery, Mr. Ryan McBryde, Raeford, N. C, succeed Mr. Mc- 
Kay McKinnon. On Presbytery's Home Mission Committee, Rev. 
S. E. Howie succeed Rev. H. K. Holland. On the Stewardship 
Committee, Mr. C. E. Beman, Laurinburg, N. C, succeed Mr. Mc- 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 35 

Kay McKinnon. On Bible Cause, Rev. Thos. A. Fry, Jr., succeed 
Rev. P. H. Biddle. On Printed Minutes of Presbytery, Rev. Wm. 
Knight Thompson succeed Rev. P. H. Biddle. On Examination on 
English Bible, Rev. T. Layton Fraser succeed Rev. H. K. Holland. 
On Nominations, Rev. W. S. Golden succeed Rev. H. K. Holland 
and Mr. W. E. Blue succeed Mr. McKay McKinnon. On Evange- 
lism, Rev. Wm. B. Gaston succeed Rev. H. K. Holland and Rev. 
J. Hoge Smith, Jr., succeed Rev. P. H. Biddle. 

3. That Rev. C. M. Gibbs convene the Committee on Home 
Missions and that it elect a chairman to serve until the October, 
1947, meeting of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. G. Bedinger, Chairman. 

Verbal Reports : Verbal reports were heard on Pres- 
bytery's Home Missions and Stewardship which were re- 
ceived as information. 

Report on Educational Institutions: The Committee 
on Educational Institution submitted its report. Pending 
the adoption of the report, Presbytery heard Rev. H. G. 
Bedinger and Dr. C. T. Johnson on the work and program 
at Flora Macdonald College, and Rev. L. C. LaMotte on 
the work at Presbyterian Junior College. The report as 
adopted is as follows : 

FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE : 

We submit the following as our report on the Improvement 
Program at Flora Macdonald College: 

Following the successful Debt Liquidation movement, the 
Board of Trustees adopted two objectives for the next step in the 
improvement of the college: 

First, to increase the endowment of the college 
Second, to improve the college physical properties 

For these purposes, your Trustees felt that $300,000 was 
needed and planned a campaign to secure this amount. Professional 
services were secured for the direction of the campaign, prepara- 
tions for which began in July. The plan of procedure included 
appeals to those who would make special gifts, the community of 
Red Springs and Robeson County, the members of the faculty and 
student body, the Alumnae, and the Churches. Each of these 
groups, under the leadership of a special chairman, was given a 
quota and earnestly urged to make generous contributions to it. 

The organization of the campaign included many workers 
throughout the three Presbyteries and in other areas where there 
was an interest in the college. The result to date is that over 
$100,000 has been raised, much of which is in cash. It is expected 
that this figure will reach $150,000 by the close of this phase of 
the campaign. This, with Mrs. W. N. Reynolds' bequest of $50,000, 



36 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

will provide about $200,000 of the $300,000 necessary to meet the 
present requirements of the college. 

Special gifts, including one of $25,000 and another of $10,000, 
with many smaller contributions have been received. The local 
community responded well. The Alumnae who have made contri- 
butions have given generously, though many are still to be reached. 
The College faculty and students subscribed about $12,000. 

A few churches have responded with good reports, and many 
have definite plans to raise their quotas. If the majority of the 
churches raise their quotas over and above special gifts and the 
expected response is received from many who have been approached, 
but who have not contributed, the full amount of $300,000 can be 
realized. 

The Trustees plan to continue vigorously the campaign until 
the required amount is secured. 

The Churches of the controlling Presbyteries are urgently 
requested to give their congregations an opportunity to give to this 
cause as generously as possible through personal solicitation and 
to report to the Flora Macdonald Improvement Program Headquar- 
ters as soon as the task in each Church is completed. With the 
results already achieved and the whole-hearted cooperation of all 
who are interested, the goal will soon be reached. 

The Trustees and Campaign Committee express deep appre- 
ciation to all who have contributed time, strength, and money to 
this movement. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Halbert McN. Jones, General Chairman 

Flora Macdonald College Improvement Program. 

RECOMMENDATION : 

1. That the Presbytery commend those working in the Flora 
Macdonald College Improvement Program for their earnest and 
faithful effort in behalf of Presbytery's institution and endorse 
anew the movement, calling upon the churches to support loyally 
the campaign until the goal of $300,000 for the improvement fund 
has been achieved. 

PRESBYTERIAN JUNIOR COLLEGE: 

Presbyterian Junior College rejoices in many evidences of 
God's blessings' upon the work. We have the largest enrollment 
in the history of the school, the Preparatory Department has been 
received temporarily, pending final action after a visit by a com- 
mittee on April 23, 1947, into membership in the Southern Associa- 
tion of Colleges and Secondary Schools, and something more than 
$10,000 has been given in recent weeks to the endowment campaign. 

We have great opportunities and demanding tasks before us 
in the carrying on of the program of educational ministry to youth. 
An earnest effort is being made to prepare for membership of the 
Junior College in the Southern Association. This involves improve- 
ments in the library and laboratories, which are being made. The 
principal need is for sufficient endowment to enable the college 
to meet the financial requirements. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 37 

The development of the North Campus at the former Laurin- 
burg — Maxton Army Air Base — is proceeding. We hope arrange- 
ments for the permanent use of the facilities may be worked out 
soon. These facilities make it possible for us to receive students 
in these days when so many colleges are so full. 

We have several students for the ministry on the campus and 
there will be five ordained ministers, one elder and an Episcopal 
lay reader on our faculty the second semester. 

RECOMMENDATION : 

1. That Presbytery urge every church to earnestly consider 
helping in the campaign for endowment, and, chosing its own time 
and method, to strive to secure as much as an average of a dollar 
and a half per member as a contribution to the Endowment Fund 
of Presbyterian Junior Colleges in order to permit membership 
of the college in the Southern Association. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. L. Alexander, Chairman. 

Letter to McLaurins: The Stated Clerk was instructed 
to send a message of condolence to Rev. and Mrs. L. A. 
McLaurin, both of whom have been seriously ill for 
some weeks ; and that these be remembered in the closing 
prayer of this session of Presbytery. 

Report on Minister and His Work: The Commission 
on the Minister and His Work submitted its report which 
was received, admitted to the records of the Presbytery 
and those portions requiring it were adopted by the 
Presbytery : 

1. The following calls for pastoral services have been re- 
ferred to the Commission and it is recommended that they be 
found in order and at the proper time placed in the hands of the 
ministers as named : From the Fayetteville First Church for the 
pastoral services of Rev. Walker B. Healy at a salary of $5,700.00 
per year, Ministers' Annuity Fund payment and free use of the 
manse; from Bethesda Church for the pastoral services of Rev. 
Chas. W. Worth at a salary of $3,000.00 per year, Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund payment and free use of the manse; for the pastoral 
services of Rev. C. K. Taffe from Cameron Church at a salary 
of $900.00 per year and $90.00 for rent allowance, from Vass 
Church at a salary of $450.00 per year and from Union Church 
at a salary of $500.00 per year. 

2. The Commission received a request from the Carthage 
Church to be allowed to change the terms of its call for the 
pastoral services of Rev. W. S. Golden to read $2,800.00 per year 
instead of $2,200.00 per year, with free use of the manse, for 
all of his time. We recommend that this request be granted and 
the church commended. 

The Commission has requested Rev. C. M. Gibbs to arrange 
with another member of the Commission to visit Philippi Church 



38 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

on January 26, 1947, at 3:00 P. M., to make such temporary ar- 
rangements as the people may approve for the work at that point, 
and report back to the Commission. 

The Commission has called a congregational meeting of the 
Plainview Church on Sunday, February 23, 1947, at 3:00 P. M., for 
the purpose of electing elders and deacons. When these officers 
are elected and installed, the Commission will turn back to the 
Session the operation of the Plainview Church. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Louis C. LaMotte, Chairman. 

Vaughn Memorial Church Organized: The Commis- 
sion appointed by the Presbytery to organize a church 
at Huneycutt Place submitted the following report which 
was admitted to the records of the Presbytery: 

The Commission appointed to organize a church at Huney- 
cutt Place met in the Chapel Building on November 3, 1946, at 
3:00 P. M. There were present Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Chairman: Rev. 
J. I. Knight, Rev. J. W. Mann, Mr. W. A. West and Mr. M. C. 
Dew. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. J. I. Knight was 
appointed Clerk. Rev. C. Rees Jenkins and Rev. W. M. Fairley, the 
latter of Concord Presbytery, were invited to sit with the Com- 
mission. Rev. J. W. Mann preached the sermon. Credentials of 
those wishing to unite in forming a church were presented which 
testimonials were found satisfactory. Having assumed the obliga- 
tions set forth in the Book of Church Order, the following were 
declared constituted a Presbyterian Church: Worth B. Baldwin, 
Mrs. Ruth C. Baldwin, Mrs. Mary T. Bradford, Henry C. Campen, 
Mrs. Rosalie S. Campen (who was received on profession of faith 
and was baptized), Mrs. Maggie Vaughn Davis, Mrs. Dorothy C. 
Howell, Arnold L. Hogan, Mrs. Geneva P. Hogan, Miss Dorothy 
Hauss, Mrs. Elizabeth S. Jenkins, C. Rees Jenkins, Jr., Arthur 
S. Jenkins, Miss Elizabeth S. Jenkins, Mrs. Flora McL. Knight, 
Perry D. Lyons, James F. Patrick, Mrs. Jane B. Patrick, Mrs. 
Jessie P. Piatt, John B. Piatt, Mrs. Louise F. Robinson, Mrs. 
Florence Lyon Rogers, George R. Vaughn, Mrs. Marie C. Vaughn, 
Alton R. Vaughn, Mrs. Lottie E. Vaughn, Miss Janie Vaughn, 
Miss Mary N. Vaughn, Miss Frances M. Vaughn, J. K. Walters, 
Mrs. Agnes Walters. — 31. 

The name of Vaughn Memorial was chosen for the church. 
Mr. Henry C. Campen and Mr. Perry D. Lyons were elected or- 
dained, and installed ruling elders and Mr. Worth B. Baldwin and 
Mr. James F. Patrick were elected, ordained, and installed deacons. 
Rev. J. I. Knight charged the officers. 

The minutes of the Commission were adopted. The meeting 
was closed with prayer. 

C. M. Gibbs, Chairman. 
J. I. Knight, Clerk. 

Circle Court Church Organized : The Commission ap- 
pointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to organize a church 
at Circle Drive near the Veterans' Hospital, Fayetteville, 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 39 

N. C, made the following report which was admitted to 
the records of Presbytery: 

The Commission of Fayetteville Presbytery appointed to 
organize a church in the area of the Veterans' Hospital near 
Fayetteville, N. C, met in the church building at Circle Drive 
on Sunday, November 10, 1946, at 7:30 p. m. and was opened with 
prayer. There were present Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Chairman; Rev. 

A. R. McQueen, Rev. J. F. Menius and Mr. W. A. West with Rev. 
E. E. Gillespie, Superintendent of Synod's Home Missions. Rev. 
J. F. Menius was appointed Clerk. By special request Rev. E. E. 
Gillespie preached the sermon, using as his text Galatians 6:10. 
Rev. J. F. Menius presented credentials for those present who 
wished to become charter members. They were B. W. Piner, Mrs. 

B. W. Piner, Mary Piner, Sara Piner, Oscar Piner, Samuel Piner, 
Andrew Piner, Thomas Piner, Dignor Piner, J. J. Brunson, Mrs. 
J. J. Brunson, Betty Ann Brunson, Dorothy Brunson, Guy W. 
Moore, Mrs. Guy W. Moore, Lillian Moore, Mrs. A. R. Eller, Mrs. 
Guy P. Rampey, John Brisson, Mrs. John Brisson, Marzelle Bris- 
son, Lloyd Brisson, Glenn E. Cline, Sr., John W. Hall, Mrs. John 
W. Hall, James C. Reardon, Mrs. J. C. Reardon, Troy S. Scoggins, 
Sr., Mrs. T. R. Scoggins, Jeannetta Scoggins, Troy R. Scoggins, 
Jr., Mrs. Ruth B. Yates, Mrs. G. L. Griffin, J. Louis Parker, 
Mrs. J. L. Parker, Mrs. Edward L. Crummie, Mrs. Frances Phil- 
lips, Mrs. Lois (E.M.) Hayes, John B. McBryde, Mrs. J. B. Mc- 
Bryde, Betty Jean Early, Mrs. Pauline Holder, Mrs. Mary Alice 
Huneycutt, Mrs. Virginia Nordan, Eugene Blount, Mrs. Eugene 
Blount, Franklin Bullock, Mrs. Franklin Bullock, Gray Bullock, 
Charlie Harrison, Mrs. Charlie Harrison, Marion Elizabeth Buie, 
Mrs. Flora (George) Buie, Catherine Smith, Robert Smith, H. ]E. 
Sanderson, Mrs. H. E. Sanderson, Hubert Williamson, D. S. Royal 
and Mrs. D. S. Royal. The following were received on profession 
of their faith: Don Carl Eller, Ann Eller, Glenn E. Cline, Jr., 
Clayton Cline, Mrs. T. R. Scoggins, Edward L. Crummie, Robert 
Crummie, Brown McBryde, Elwood Benton, Mrs. H. D. Benton, 
Dolores Stewart, Harry Stewart, Theresa Hinton, Willie Frances 
Hinton, June Lee, Vivian Sanderson, Patricia Sanderson, Samuel 
Cain and Evelyn Jackson. By letter or restatement of faith, 60; 
by profession of faith, 19; total 79. Having accepted the obli- 
gation required in the Book of Church Order, these were declared 
constituted a church. The name of Circle Court Presbyterian 
Church was chosen for the name of the church. The following rul- 
ing elders were elected by the congregation: B. W. Piner, J. J. 
Brunson and J. Louis Parker. Mr. Piner had formerly served as 
an elder in the Gilmore Memorial Church. Messrs. Brunson and 
Parker were ordained and the three were installed ruling elders 
in the new church. Rev. A. R. McQueen charged the officers and 
the congregation. 

The church requested Rev. J. F. Menius to continue as Stated 
Supply of the church until the end of the church year. The minutes 
of the Commission were adopted and the service and the Commis- 
sion were closed with prayer. 

C. M. Gibbs, Chairman, 
J. F. Menius, Clerk. 



40 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Committee on Divorce: The question of the appoint- 
ment of a .Committee on Divorce as recommended by the 
Assembly was referred to the Committee on Moral and 
Social Welfare with instruction to report at the April 
meeting of Presbytery. 

Minutes of Synod : The Committee on the Minutes uf 
Synod reported that there were no matters to be brought 
to the attention of the Presbytery at this time from the 
Minutes of the Synod. 

Bills and Overtures: The Committee on Bills and 
Overtures reported that no matters had been placed in 
its hands calling for a report. 

Report on Resolutions: The Committee on Resolutions 
presented the following report which was adopted by a 
rising vote : 

Be it resolved: That Fayetteville Presbytery express its 
thanks for the invitation to hold this session in the Brownson 
Memorial Presbyterian Church; that we have appreciated most 
heartily the gracious hospitality, the beautiful music and delicious 
dinner served by the women of the church; that we commend the 
members of the church for the splendid plant which they have 
erected for the Master's work and for the good work which they 
are now doing. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman. 

Call Accepted: The call for the pastoral services of 
Rev. Chas. W. Worth from the Bethesda Church was 
placed in his hands. Mr. Worth signified his acceptance 
of the call and the following commission was appointed to 
install him as pastor of the Bethesda Church : Rev. W. S. 
Golden to preside, preach and propound the constitution- 
al questions ; Rev. J. I. Knight to charge the pastor ; and 
Ruling Elder Wilbur H. Currie to charge the congrega- 
tion; to complete the commission, Rev. Frank S. Blue 
and Mr. Walter E. Blue as alternate ruling elder. The 
time to be February 2, 1947, at 11 :00 a. m. Two minis- 
ters and one ruling elder to constitute a quorum. 

Gilmore Memorial Property: The Trustees of Pres- 
bytery were authorized to sell to B. W. Piner the Gilmore 
Memorial Church building and lot at a price of $200.00. 

Moderator Nominated: Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Jr., was 
nominated for Moderator of the April meeting of Pres- 
bytery. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 41 

Minutes Read: The minutes of today's sessions were 
read and adopted. 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer, re- 
membering Rev. and Mrs. L. A. McLaurin, to meet in the 
Maxton First Church, on April 15, 1947, at 10:00 a. m. 

Ryan McBryde, Moderator. 

J. F. Menius, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



42 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY'S 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DURING 

THE LAST TEN YEARS 



1937 — R. L. Alexander 
H. W. Koelling 
A. J. McKelway 
M. P. Calhoun 

1938— J. M. Lemmon 
John B. Reily 

E. L. Barber 

L. A. McLaurin 

1939— A. R. McQueen 
W. A. Brown 
D. H. Dulin 
W. S. Golden 

1940— J. B. Black 

F. M. Bain 
D. F. Blue 

J. W. Crinkley 

1941— L. C. LaMotte 
P. H. Biddle 
A. J. McKelway 
C. M. Gibbs 

1942— M. P. Calhoun 
J. H. McKinnon 
W. J. Huneycutt 
H. R. Poole 

1943 — John M. Alexander 
L. W. Topping 
Troy D. Mullis 
H. G. Bedinger 

1944— H. K. Holland 
C. H. Storey 
L. L. Barr 
T. A. Guiton 

1945— S. H. Fulton 
L. G. Calhoun 
J. F. Menius 
J. I. Knight 

1946— G. F. Kirkpatrick 
Thompson E. Davis 
A. R. McQueen 
John M. Alexander 



J. B. McCallum, Jr. 
A. T. McLean 
Mac. Cameron 
C. J. McCallum 

A. M. Fairley 
Dr. D. S. Currie 
J. H. Suttenfield 
W. M. Shaw 

H. M. Pinkston 
L. Z. Collier 
Francis Coxe 
J. A. McGeachy 

W. K. Bethune 
E. Harvey Evans 

Neill Rosser 



D. E. Lassiter 
Lee Cameron 
Chas. G. Rose 
F. L. Hyndman 

Dr. P. P. McCain 
M. C. Dew 
Chas. G. Rose 
M. A. Clark 

H. P. Johnson 
J. M. Wilson 
Chas. G. Rose 



O. L. Johnson 
K. A. McDonald 
H. C. Cousar 
Carl Alford 

Dr. R. L. Murray 
W. A. West 
Charles Ross 
C. C. Underwood 

Edwin Morgan 
H. C. Cameron 
W. M. Shaw 
N. H. G. Balfour 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 43 

GENERAL INDEX 

Page 
Called Meetings: 

Fayetteville, N. C., July 26, 1946 8 

Fayetteville, N. C, September 23, 1946 14 

Calvary Chapel 14, 19 

Candidate Received 10, 33 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, Report on 33 

Circle Court Church 27, 38 

Commissioners to the General Assembly 33 

Commissions, Reports of 

Examinations of Candidate 25 

Installation of Rev. Wm. Knight Thompson 26 

Minister and His Work 24, 37 

Springlake Church 25 

Vaughn Memorial Church 38 

Communications 17, 31 

Educational Institutions, Report on 35 

Flora Macdonald College 27, 35 

General Directory 3 

Gilmore Memorial Property 25, 40 

Home Missions, Report on 14, 19 

Home for the Aged 17 

Memorial Service for Rev. C. H. Storey 18 

Men of the Church 34 

Ministers Dismissed: 

Rev. Eugene Alexander 13 

Rev. John M. Alexander 13 

Rev. G. F. Kirkpatrick 12 

Rev. J. E. Ratchford 9 

Rev. D. K. Walthall 17 

Ministers Received: 

Rev. A. M. Gregg 23 

Rev. Wm. Knight Thompson '9 

Rev. C. W. Worth 40 

Moderators Nominated 29, 40 

Nominations, Report on 22, 34 

Organization of Presbytery 16, 30 

Presbyterial Sermon : 

Rev. J. I. Knight 33 

Rev. A. R. McQueen 17 

Presbyterian Junior College 36 

Printed Minutes, Report on 32 

Program Committee, Report of 17, 31 

Pro Re Nata Meeting 12 



44 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

INDEX— Continued 

Page 

Religious Education, Report on 32 

Resolutions, Report on 27 

Special Committees: 

Home for the Aged 17 

Presbyterian Junior College 23 

Springlake Church 9, 25 

Standing Committees, Appointment of 17, 31 

Stated Meetings: 

January 14, 1947 30 

October 15, 1946 16 

Stewardship, Report on 10, 19, 23 

Vaughan Memorial Church 38 



MINUTES OF 



FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETING 
Maxton, N.C., April 15, 1847 



CALLED MEETINGS 

Fayesteville, N.N., March 4,1947 
Fayetteville, N.C., June 2,1947 



MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETING 
Maxton, N.C., April 15, 1947 

CALLED MEETINGS 

Fayesteville, N.N., March 4,1947 
Fayetteville, N.C., June 2,1947 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 

Changes since October 1946 - January 1947 

Officers of Presbytery 

Moderator: Rev. Thomas A. Fry Red Springs 

Tempory Clerk: - Rev.T.A.Guiton Lillington 

Trustees 

Flora Macdonald College 

Spring 1950 - Mr. J.E.Johnson, Lumberton; Mr. J.Law- 
rence McNeill, Raeford; Dr. C.T. John- 
'son, Red Springs; Rev. W.S. Golden. 

Sandy Grove Church Property 

Spring 1950 - Mr.M.G.Ray, Rockfish; Mr.Neill A.Mc- 
Fayden, Raeford. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 5 

CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville. NX., March 4, 1947. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in 
the Highland Presbyterian Church at 3:00 P.M., was 
called to order by the Moderator, Mr. Ryan McBryde, 
and was opened with prayer. 

ROLL: The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: C.M.Gibbs, W.S. Golden, S.H.Fulton, D. 
F.Blue, ED McMahan, R.R.Ramsey, Troy D.Mullis, T. 
A.Guiton, A.M.Keith, R.L. Prince, J. I. Knight, F.S. 
Blue, C.H.Maury, H.L.Hemphill, J.F.Menius, Ira E. 
Hager, T.E.Davis, W.B.Gaston, J.W.Mann, D.H.Dulin, 
R.R. Gammon, J.Hoge Smith, Jr., S.E.Howie, J.C. 
Lawrence, T.L.Fraser, J.E.Porter, T.A.Fry, Jr., C. 
K.Taffe. -28. 

Ruling Elders: D.H.Yarborough, Bethel; R.E.Byrd, 
Bunnlevel; D.E.Lasater, Erwin; J.G.Shaw, Flat 
Branch; F.M.Warwick, Galatia; D.H.Johnson, Spring 
Lake. -6. 

CALL READ: The following call for this meeting 
was read and found in order: 

Raeford, N.C., February 21, 1947. 
The constitutional requirements having been met, 
I herebv c*ll Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in the 
Highland Church, Fayetteville,N.C. , on Tuesday, March 
4, 1947, at 3:00 P.M., to transact the following busi- 
ness, if the way be clear: 

1. To receive and act on a report of the Commis- 
sion on the Minister and His Work. 



6 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

2. To act on the resignation of Rev. A. M.Keith as 
pastor of the Erwin Church and grant Bunnlevel Church 
permission to change tne terms of the call for the 
services of Mr. Keit h. 

3. To act on the resignation of Rev. Ira E.Hager 
as pastor of the Church-of-the-Covenant, grant Flat 
Branch Church permission to change the terms of the 
call for the services of Mr. Hager and act on a call 
from the Sprin^ Lake Church for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Mr. Hager . 

4. To act on a recommendation of the Committee 
on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief regard- 
ing a loan from the Assembly's Committee to Candi- 
date William Clark. 

5. To terminate the supplyship of Rev. H.L. Hemp- 
hill at Pnilippi Church and allow the church to ar- 
range for temporary supply . 

6. To receive Rev.C.K.Taffe from Athens Presby- 
tery and arrange for his installation as pastor of 
Cameron, Union and Vass Churches. 

7. To transact any business growing out of the a- 
bove items. 

S igned : 

Ryan McBryde, Moderator. 

REPORT ON MINISTER AND HIS WORK: The fol- 
lowing report of the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work was received, admitted to the records of 
Presbytery with the adoption of the recommendations: 

Your Commission would report that it has directed 
the election of officers of the Plainview Church as 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 7 

commissioned to do by the Presbytery, that these of- 
ficers have been duly installed and the Church turned 
over to them. 

Your Commission would submit the foil owing recom- 
mendations: 

1. That the following groupings be formed: 

a. Flat Branch and Spring Lake 

b. Church-of-the-Covenant, Ephesus and Raven Rock 

2. That the request for the termination of the 
supplyshin r.f Rev. H.L.Hemphill at the Phi lippi Church 
be granted, both the church and Mr. Hemphill agreeing 
with this request, and that the church be allowed to 
make arrangements for temporary supply. 

3. That the Flat Branch Church be allowed to 
change the terms of its call for the pastoral services 
of Rev.I.E.Hacrer to read $1,400.00 per year with MAF 
payments and free use of the manse instead of $1,200 
and that the call from the Spring Lake Church for 
the pastoral services of Mr.Hager at a salary of 
$1,000 per year with MAF payments be approved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Louis C.LaMotte, Chairman. 

CALL ACCEPTED: Presbytery placed the call from 
the Spring Lake Church in the hands of Rev. Ira E. 
Hager, and he signified his acceptance of the call. 
The following commission was appointed to install Mr. 
Hager at Spring Lake Church: Rev. J.F.Menius, Chair- 
man; Rev. S.E.Howie, Rev. CM. Gibbs and Ruling Elders 
W. A. West and Chas. G.Rose. 

MINISTER RESIGNS: Rev. A.M.Keitb ^^red his 



8 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

as pastor of the Erwin Church. Since this resigna- 
tion had not been acted on by the congregation, this 
matter was placed in the hands of the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work and the Commission was 
granted full power to act in this matter. 

REV. I.E. HAGER RESIGNS: Rev.I.E.Hager offered 
his resignation as pastor of the Church-of-the-Cove- 
nant and requested a dissolution of the pastoral re- 
lations at this Church. It appearing that the Church 
concurred with Mr. Hager in this request, the resig- 
nation was accepted and the pastoral relations be- 
tween Mr. Hag^r and the Church-of-the-Cov nant were 
dissolved. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
AND MINISTERIAL RELIEF: The Committee on Chris- 
tian Education and Ministerial Relief submitted the 
following recommendation which was adopted: 

That the Presbytery approve the application of 
Candidate William Clark for a loan from the Assem- 
bl y's Committee for the amount of $60.00 . 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thompson E.Davis, Chairman. 

MINISTER RECEIVED: Rev.C.K.Taffe presented 
a letter of transfer from Athens Presbytery to this 
Presbyterv. After an examination as required by the 
Book of Church Order which was accepted as satisfac- 
tory and after signing of the obligations required of 
its ministers, it was ordered that Mr.Taffe be enrol- 
led as a member of this Presbytery. Calls as follow 
for the pastoral services of Mr. Taffe were found in 
order and placed in his hands: from Cameron at a sal- 
ary of $900.00 per year and $90.00 manse rent; from 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 9 

Union at a salary of $500.00 per year; and Vass at a 
salary of $450.00 per year, all with MAF payments. 
Mr.Taffe signified his acceptance of these calls and 
the following commission was appointed to install him 
at the three churches: Rev. W.S. Golden, Chairman; 
Rev.T. E.Davis, Rev. A. R. McQueen and Ruling Elders 
Lawrence McNeill and Hugh Cameron, with two minis- 
ters and one elder constituting a quorum. 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of today's session 
were read and adopted. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

Ryan McBryde, Moderator 

J.F.Menius, Permanent Clerk 

ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



10 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHIY-FOURTH STATED 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Mawton, N.C. April 15, 1947. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred 
and Eighty-fo rth Stated Ve ting in the First Pres- 
byterian Church at 10:00 A.M., was called to order 
by the Moderator, Mr. Ryan McBryde, and wa opened 
with prayer. 

ROLL T 1 e following we r e present and enrolled 
or we^e enroMed during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, L. A.McLaurin, CM. 
Gibbs, W.J.Huneycutt, W.S. Golden, S.H.Fulton, H.G. 
Bedino-er, R.L.Alexander, D.F.Blue, L.C.LaMotte, 
Troy D.Mullis, T.A.Guiton, A.M.Keith. R.L. Prince, 
J. I. Knight, F.S.Blue, C.H.Maury, H.L.Hemphill, J. F. 
Menius, T.^.Hager, T.E.Davis, W.B.Gaston, H.A.Mc- 
Bath, J.W.Mann, D.H.Dulin, R.R. Gammon, J.Hoge 
Smith. Jr. S.E.Howie. D.L.Jones. J.C.Lawrence, 
C.R.Jenkins, T.L.Fraser, J.E.Porter, Thos.A.Fry, 
Jr., Wm, Knight Thompson, A.M.Gregg, Chas. W.Worth, 
C.K.Taffe, Walker B.Healy. 39 

Ruling Elders A.A.Conoly, Antiocr; J.H.McGirt, 
Ashp^le: P C : McLean, Bensalem; CM. Coats. Berea; 
D.J.DMton, Bethel; J.H.Suttenfield, Bethesda; Floyd 
Lee, Bluff; Walter E.Blue, Brownson Memorial; A.B. 
Byrd, Bunnlevel; L.B.McKeithen, Cameron; J. T. Mc- 
Neill, Cameron Hill; P. H. McDonald, Carthage; M.C 
Smith, Cedar Rock; D.H.Wilkinson, Centre; L.Cal- 
houn, Church- in-the-Pines; J.Louis Parker, Circle 
Court; Addison McKenzie, Culdee; D.M.Cameron, Cy- 
press; N.A Mclnnis, Dundarrach; Ralph Wade, Dunn; 
I.E.Hendren Eagle Springs; Dr.W. N.McDuff le, Elise; 
Colin Black, Ephesus; J.M.Morgan, Erwin; D.J. Blue, 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 11 

Eureka; H.C.Lewis, Fairmont; W.M.Shaw, Fayetteville 
First; Edwin Bain, Flat Branch; G.M.Ray, Galatia; 
W.K.Gibson, Gibson; J.E.Graham, Godwin: G.W.Hobson, 
Grove; G.E.Edgerton, Highland; T.S.Greyard, lona; 
C.G. Priest, Lakeview; Eli Murray, Lau^e 1 Hill; A.C. 
McCormick, Laurinburg; S.G. Thomas, Leaflet; H.T.At- 
kins, Lillington; Lacv Jonn, Lumber Bridge; L.M.Mc- 
Kenzie, Lumberton; R.D.Croom, Maxton First; L. P. Bain, 
McMillan; M.M.Clark, McPherson; N.A.Andrews, Midway; 
W.G.Shaw, Jr. ,Montpelier; Neill Rosser, Mt.Pisgah; A. 
C.Cameron, Olivia; W.T. Reaves, Palestine; Dr.D.S. 
Currie, Parkton; Hugh Monroe, Pembroke; J.P.Buie, 
PhiladelDbi^- G.M.Cammeron, Pinehurst Community; 
J.I.Flinchum, Priest Hill; J.J.Lee, Providence; Mil- 
ton Campbell, Raeford; Elisha Worrell, Raven Rock; 
Dr. C.T.Johnson, Red Springs; H.P.Johoson, Rex; J. 
H. McQueen Rowland; W.L.T' ornburg, Shiloh; Dan 
Stewart, Smyrna; D.H.Johnson, Spring Lake; L.L. 
McGoogan. St, Pauls; H. A. Bulla, Sunnyside; T.Clyde 
Monroe, Union* N. N. McLean, Vass; H.C.Campen, Vaughn 
Memorial; J.H.Poole, West End. - 69. 

ORGANIZATION: Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Jr., was elec- 
ted Moderator and Rev T<, A„Guiton was elected Tem- 
porary Clerk. 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: The Program Committee 
presented a printed report wnich was adopted as the 
program for tnis meeting of Presbytery. 

STANDING COMMITTEES: The following Standing 
Committees were appointed: 

a. Bills and Overtures: Rev. R.L.Alexander, Chairman; 
Rev. W. Knight Ihompson and Ruling Elder R.C. McLean. 

b. Resolutions: Rev.J.Hoge Smith, Chairman; Ruling 
Elders Floyd Lee and Edwin Bain. 



12 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

REPORT ON VACANCIES: The Stated Clerk re- 
ported on vacancies which report was referred to the 
Nominating Committee. 

VISITORS INTRODUCED: The following were in 
troduced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as vis 
iting brethren: Rev. Walker B.Healy of Ouachita Pres 
byterv; Rev.W. T van Hoy of Lexington Presbytery; Rev 
D.H.Coblentz of Montgomery Presbytery; Rev.W.M 
Fairley of Concord Preebytery. Mr.L.B.McKeithen 
Jr., Candidate for Ministry, was presented to the 
Presbytery. 

COMMUNICATIONS: The following communications 
were received and disposed of as indicated: 

(a) A call from the Plainview Church for the pas- 
toral services of Rev. J.E.Porter. Referred to the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work. 

(b) From the Assembly's Committee on Radio re- 
garding the use of recordings. Referred to the Home 
Mission Committee. 

(c) A rep rt on Flora Macdonald College fromRev. 
H.G. Bedinger, President. Referred to the Committee 
on Educaiitna, Institutions. 

CAND T DATE RECEIVED: Mr.John W. Craven, a can- 
didate for the ministry under the care of Holston 
Presbyterv, presented a letter of transfer to this 
Presbyt rv. Aftei beino examined on expe'i mental re- 
ligion and his motives tor seeking the ministry, Mr. 
Craven was received as a candidate undti th< care of 
this Presbytery. The Presbytery received the list of 
trial parts having been assigned to him by Holston 
Presbyterv and letter from Rev. J. McDowell Richards, 
President of Columbia Seminary, recommending Mr. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 13 

Craven to this Presbytery for licensure. At his re- 
quest for licensure, the Presbytery proceeded to ex- 
amine Mr. Craven. His diploma from Davidson College 
was accepted in lieu of examination on academic sub- 
jects and his work at Columbia Seminary in lieu of 
other sudjects permitted by the Book of Church Order. 
He was examined on Theology, the Sacraments, Church 
Government, and English Bible, which examinations 
were sustained as satisfactory. The Committee on Ex- 
aminations reported that his Thesis, Exegesis and Pop- 
ular Lecture had been examined and fouud satisfac- 
tory, which report was approved by Presbytery. Mr. 
Craven preached a sermon on Titus 3:4-5, which was 
accepted as satisfactory. Having answered satisfac- 
torily the constitutional questions, Mr. Craven was 
licensed to preach the gospel as a probationer. 

A call from the Laurinburg Church for the ser- 
vices of Mr. Craven as Assistant Pastor at a salary of 
$2,200.00 ppr year and a call from the Naomi Church 
at a salary of $200.00 per year were found in order 
and placed in his hands. He signified his acceptance 
of these calls and the following commission was ap- 
pointed t ) o dam and install him as assistant pas- 
tor of Laurinburpf Church and as pastor at Naomi 
Church: Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Chairman; Rev. S.H.Fulton, 
Rev. W.K.. Thompson and Ruling Elders E.H.Evans and 
Edwin Morgan, with alternates Rev.T.Layton Fraser 
and Rulin Elder E.F.Murray. 

WOMAN'S WORK: The Committee on Woman's Work 
presented its report. Pending the adoption of the re- 
port Mrs. Julian B.Hutaff, President of Fayetteville 
Presbyterial, presented her annual report whicn is 
embodied as a part of the Committee's report. The 
report was adopted by rising vote and Presbytery en- 
gaged in prayer as provided for in the report. The 
The report as adopted is as follows: 



14 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Report of President of Presbyterial 

It is encouraging in a time when the need of the 
Church is obviously greater than ever before to re- 
port a decided rise and interest in the Auxiliaries 
of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The organization of Spring Lake, Providence, Cir- 
cle Court. Vaughn Memorial, and the reorganization 
of Four Oaks, brings the number of Auxiliaries to 
80 and the total membership to 4,845, an increase of 
248 members. T^ere are 160 general Circles, 34 Bus- 
iness Women's Circles with 845 members. 

Twenty- eight Honorary Life Memberships were pre- 
sented during the year. 

The eight Group Conferences held in the fall were 
carefully and efficiently planned by the District 
Chairman, The attendance of 827 was larger than the 
preceding year and the offering of $400.00 given to 
Union Seminary. 

Some of the outstanding work reported was a gift of 
$250.00 to a Bible Teaching Fund in a public school 
which included Negro and Indian children. One dis- 
trict contributed $2,123.96 to Educational Institu- 
tions. Nine Auxiliaries assisted in promoting out- 
post work, one organized a Sunday School for twenty- 
five Negro children. Forty children were clothed at 
the Presbyterian Orphans' Home. Thousands of pounds 
of clothing were shipped to devastated lands to clothe 
the ne dy. The local Auxiliaries sent gifts of $525.75 
to the Lucy Steele Scholarship Fund at Peace Col- 
lege, which is being established by the North Caro- 
lina Synodical. 

Gifts sent to Synod's and Presbytery's Home Mis- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 15 

sions, $618.08, an increase of $120.00. Gifts to For- 
eign Missions, $6,827.94, increase of 1,270.30. Gifts 
to Assembly's Home Missions, $5,284.44, increase of 
$2,074.76. Three $150.00 Scholarships were given to 
Fayetteville Presbyterial girls, two at Mora Macdon- 
ald College and one to the Assembly's Training 
School. The total gifts from all Auxiliaries amount 
to $57,999.64, an increase of $9,532.73. 

Every Auxiliary sent in their Annual Report to 
the Recording Secretary, every Auxiliary contributed 
to the Birthday gift last May, every Auxiliary paid 
all of thei> apportionments. This is an outstanding 
record, and the most remarkable thing about the rec- 
ord is not its size, though this is grat if yingly substan- 
tial, the most remarkable thing is that every Auxil- 
iary responded to the call. This means that the Pres- 
byterial Auxiliary now has not only these gifts of 
money, but tbe interest, the well wishes and the 
prayers of all the numerous givers from the largest 
to the smallest. Herein may rest our greatest power 
to accomplish our objectives in the new Church year. 

T^e decided upward trend reported by the District 
Chairmen in the development of the Spiritual Life of 
the members is the report for wrnch we are most thank- 
ful. Worship, the first essential, personal daily com- 
munion with God, famiiy use of the "Day by Day" and 
the serious observance of tne special "Weeks of Prayer 
and Self- Denial" show clearly that the women are 
seeking through intercession, to prove their love for 
Christ and His work at home and abroad. 

The Presbyterial Auxiliary met in the Pinehurst 
Community Church on April 11th, with an attendance 
of 462. The Business Women of the Auxiliary met the 
evening preceding Presbyterial in the Brownson Mem- 
orial Church, Southern Pines. 



16 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville Presbyterial has at its disposal not 
only the abundant wealth of power in consecrated 
womanhood, but the promise of God that His guidance 
and wisdom is ours for the asking. With this challenge 
we enter the new church year hoping to make the work 
a trulv joyful experience and one rich in results 
for the Master. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Martha Clark Hutaff 
April 15th, 1947 

The Committee on Woman's Work recommends: 

1. That Fayetteville Presbytery hear the Annual 
Report on Woman's Work as presented by Mrs. Julian 
B. Hutaff, President of the Presbyterial, and that 
this report be embodied as a part of the Committee's 
Report. 

2. That Mrs. Hutaff and the Presbyterial be com- 
mended by the Presbytery for the splendid work which 
has been accomplished by them during the past year. 

3. That this report be adopted by a rising vote 
and that while standing the Presbytery be led in a 
prayer of thanksgiving for the work of th< women and 
for God's continued blessing upon it. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J.Hoge Smith, Jr., Chairman. 

MINISTER RECEIVED: Rev. Walker B.Healy presen- 
ted a letter of dismission from Ouachita Presbytery 
to this Presbytery. After having been examined as re- 
quired by the B^ok of Church Order which examination 
was satisfactory and after signing the obligations 
required of its ministers by the Presbytery, Mr.Healy 
was enrolled as a member of this Presbytery. A call 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 17 

from the First Presbyterian Church, FayetteviHe, 
NX.., for the pastoral services of Rev. Walker B.Healy, 
at a salary of $5,700.00 per year with the payments; 
to the Ministers' Annuity and free use of the mansev, 
was found in order and placed in his hands. Mr.Healy 
signified his acceptance of the call; and the follow- 
ing Commission was appointed to install him as pas-, 
tor of the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, 
N.C., Rev. S.E. Howie, Chairman; Rev. S.H.Fulton, Rev. 
Thompson E.Davis, and Ruling Elder Edward B.Hppe, 
with alternates Rev.Thos.A.Fry, Jfc. , Rev.T.A.Guiton. 
and Ruling Elder Ryan McBryde. Two ministers apd; 
one ruling elder are to constitute a quorum a,nd the 
time is to be May 4, 1947, at 11:00 A.M. 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess that preparation 
could be made for the Communion Service. 

PRESBYTERIAL SERMON: Presbytery reconvened 
at 11:30 A.M., and heard the Presbyterial sermon by 
Rev. W.B.Gaston on the text Isaia,h 46:3. 

MEMORIAL SERVICE: The names of the Ruling El- 
ders who died during the last year were read by the 
Stated Clerk. It was ordered that these names be in- 
scribed on a page in the Minutes of Presbytery and 
Presbytery engaged in a prayer of thanksgiving for 
their services and in behalf of their famines. (See 
Memorial Page). 

COMMUNION SERVICE: Presbytery engaged in the 
Communion of the Lord's Supper conducted by the 
pastor and the Moderator. 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess until 2:15 P.M. 



18 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

AFTERNOON SESSI ON 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:15 P.M., and was led 
in prayer. 

REPORT OF TREASURER: The Treasurer of the 
Presbvtery submitted his reports with the report of 

the Auditor, wVioh reports were adopted and are as 
fol lows: 

I. CENTRAL TREASURY FOR BENEVOLENCES 

Receipts: 

From Churches, Sunday Schools, 

Auxiliaries and Young People $103,819.93 

Disbursements: 

Forei n Missions $19,295.85 

Assembly's Home Missions 15,510.99 

Christian Ed. and Ministerial Relief 6,772.01 

Assembly's Religious Education 1,768.67 

Assembly's Training School 705.54 

Bible Cause 413.24 

Defense Service Council 1,932.71 

War Relief 2,086.60 

Evangelism 260.71 

Radio 473.77 

SvtW TT e Missions 7,099.54 

Educational T nstitutions 7,985.75 

Union Theological Seminary 1,070.60 

Orphans' Homes 11,680.49 

Synod's Religious Education 2,128.67 

Presbytery's Home Missions 13,980.81 

Presbvtery's Religious Education 350.71 

Presbvtery 's Office 3,243.99 

Johnston County Work 120.00 

Clothing Fund - Orphans' Home 592.50 

College Gift Fund 24.96 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 19 



McDonald Fund 


$51.00 


Birthday Offering 


55.95 


Daily Vacation Bible School 


63.11 


Memorial Fund - Orphans' Home 


5.00 


Presbytery* s Tax 


2,579.00 


Vacation Fund - Home Mission Workers 414.00 


William Black Home 


21.00 


Presbyterian Junior College 


736.65 


Presbyterial Life Membership 


25.00 


Montreat 


122.72 


Ministers' Annuity Fund 


53.65 


Flora Macdonald College 


1,560.16 


Home for the Aged 


625.68 


Historical Foundation 


4.00 


Goodland Indian Orphanage 


5.00 


al Disbursements 


$103,819.93 



II. Home Missions 

Balance from last year $2,130.42 
Receipts: 

Central Treasury 13,980.81 
Synod's Home Mission Committee 

Jackson Springs Church Building 1,000.00 

Cameron Hill Cnurch Building 500.00 

Elise Academy Fund 914.73 



Total Receipts $18,525.96 

Disbursements: 
Salaries: 

Rev. Frank S.Blue $629.00 

Rev. R.K.Ramsey 138.00 

Rev. W.B.Gaston 150.00 

Miss Mane Gibert^, 340.74 

Rev.A.D.Carswell 200.00 



20 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Miss Margaret Stephenson 


$1,075.00 


Rev.H.A.McBath 


526.00 


Rev. J. E.Porter 


589.29 


Rev.I.E.Hager 


600.00 


Rev.G.F.Kirkpatrick 


90.00 


Rev.C.M.Voyles 


127.95 


Rev. C.R.Jenkins 


25.00 


Rev.C.K.Taffe 


292.50 


Rev.J.F.Menius 


225.00 


Cameron Hill Bus 


180.00 


Ministers Annuity Fund 


612.82 


Committee Expense 


101.90 


Insurance on Honeycutt Manse 


21.50 


Supplies 


10.09 


Christmas Donation to Workers 


250.00 


Negro Work 


120.00 


Office of Executive Secretary 


640.73 


Olivia Church - Buses 


500.00 


Appropriations for Buildings: 




Sard is Church 


1,000.00 


Cameron Hill Church 


1,500.00 


Jackson Springs Church 


1,000.00 


Eagle Springs Church 


200.00 


Reserve for Appropriations 


4,209.28 


Balance at close of the year 


3,171.16 


al 


$18,525.96 



III. Presbytery's Tax 

Balance from last year $1,477.37 

Receipts from Churches 2,579.00 



Total Receipts $4,056.37 

Disbursements: 

General Assembly's Assessment- April 1946 $1,295.43 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 21 

Synod's Assessment, 1946 $395.37 

Printing of Minutes 484.50 

Postage and Supplies 153.27 

Office of Executive Secretary 1,200.00 

Balance at close of the year 527.90 



Total $4,058.37 



IV, Johnston County Fund 

Balance from last year $1,845.86 

Received from Central Treasury 120.00 



Total $1,965.86 

Disbursements: 

Berea Church $250.00 

Balance at close of the year 1,715.86 



Total $1,965.86 



V. Dixon McDonald Fund 

Balance from last year $12.40 

Special Gifts 581.00 

Total $593,40 

Disbursements: 

Rev, Dixon McDonald $438.09 

Balance at close of the year 155.31 

Total $593.40 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 22 

VI. Office of Executive Secretary 

Receipts: 

Five per cent of Undesignated 

Benevolences $3,243.99 

Presbytery's Religious Education 500.00 

Presbvtery's Home Missions 640.73 

Presbytery's Tax 1,200.00 



Total 


$5,584.72 


Disbursements: 




Salary of Secretary 


$37000.00 


Travel Expense of Secretary 


500.00 


Manse Rent 


420.00 


Office Rent 


230.00 


Telephone, Postage, Supplies 


328.49 


Office Help 


950.00 


Office Equipment 


156.23 



Total $5,584.72 



VII. Honeycutt Place Manse 

Balance from last year • $25.00 

Receipts - Defense Service Council 780.00 



Total $805.00 

Disbursements*: 

Home Federal Savings and Loan 

Association $720.00 

Balance at close of the year 85.00 

Total $805.00 



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VIII. Home Mission Emergency Fund 

Balance fr^m last year $1,261.32 

Receipts-Home Mission Council 5,496.17 



Total $6,757.49 

Disbursements: 

Rev.T. E.Davis - salary $1,000.00 

Rev.J.E.Ratchford - salary 223.30 

Balance at close of the year 5,534.19 



Total $6,757.49 



IX, Presbytery's Religious Education 

Balance from last year $720.65 

Receipts-Central Treasury 350.71 

Total $1,071.36 

Disbursements: 

Office of Executive Secretary $500.00 

Supplies for Presbytery's Committee 36.67 

Balance at close of the year 534.69 



Total $1,071.36 



X. Vacation Fund 

Balance from last year $144.62 

Receipts-Special Gifts 449.00 

Total $593.62 



24 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Disbursements: 

Home Mission Workers $377.25 

Balance at close of the year 216.37 



Total $593.62 

XI. Campbell ton Church Fund 

Balance from last year $86.76 

Disbursement - Miss Marie Gibert - salary 86.76 

XIL Commission on the Minister and His Work 

Balance from last year (No disbursements) $28.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

C.M.Gibbs, Treasurer 

REPORT ON AUDITS: The Committee on Audits 
made the following report which was adopted: 

The books, vouchers and annual report of Rev.C. 
M.Gibbs, General Treasurer of Fayetteville Presby- 
tery, have been examined and found correct to date. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J.Claude Graham t Auditor 

INVITATION: Presbytery accepted an invitation 
to hold the October meeting of Presbytery at the Ben- 
salem Church. 

JULY MEbTING: Presbytery voted to return to the 
plan of having a meeting in July of each year, which 
was discontinued during the period of the war. The 
place for this meeting was left for the Stated Clerk 
to arrange. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 25 

COMMISSION ON MINISTER: The Commission on 
the Minister and His Work submitted the following re- 
port which was admitted to the records of Presbytery 
and the recommendations adopted: 

Your Commission would report the performance of 
the matters concerning the Erwin Church referred to 
it at the last called meeting of Presbytery. The re- 
quest of the pastor, Rev. A. M.Keith, was granted and 
the pastoral relations dissolved. Our Commission had 
been granted power to act in tnese matters. (See 
Minutes of Callei Meeting). 

Recommendat i ons : 

1. Your Commission would recommend the approval 
of the following calls: 

a, From Plainview Church for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Rev. James E.Porter at a salary of $120.00 
per year with payments to the Ministers' Annuity. 

b. For the pastoral services of Rev. W.O.Nelson 
from the Elise Church at a salary of $1,639.00 per 
year and payments to the Ministers' Annuity and free 
use of the manse, and from Spies Church at a salary 
of $125.00 per year and payments to the Ministers' 
Annuity. 

2. Tnat the above calls be placed in the hands of 
the ministers named at such time as they may be re- 
ady for them, 

3. That Circle Court Church be allowed to employ 
Rev. J.F.Menius as Stated Supply for a period of one 
year at a salary of $3C0.C0 per year and payments to 
the Ministers' Ann ity. 



26 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

4. That the following churches be allowed to change 
the terms of their calls as follows, in each instance 
the payment to the Ministers' Annuity being made ac- 
cordingly: Brownson Memorial, increased from $1,200.00 
to $1,800.00 per year; St. Pauls, increased from 
$3,000.00 to $3,300.00 per year; Lumberton, the in- 
creased terms to read $5,400.00 per year and $600.00 
traveling expenses; Highland, increased terms to read 
$5,100.00 per year and $400.00 traveling expenses. 
We also recommend that these churches be commended 
for this action. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Louis C.LaMotte, Chairman. 

CALL ACCEPTED: The call from Plainview was 
placed in Mr. Porter's hands and he signified his ac- 
ceptance of the call. The following commission was 
appointed to install him as pastor of said church: 
Rev.C.M.Gibbs, Chairman; Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev.R.R. 
Gammon and Ruling Elders John M.Bain and J.J.Lee. 

REPORT ON NOMINATIONS: The Committee on 
Nominations made the following report which was a- 
dopted: 

Your Committee recmmends that the following be 
re-elected as trustees as indicated for the regular 
term of service: 

a. Flora Macdonald College: Class of 1950: Mr. 
J.E.Johnson, Mr. J .Lawrence McNeill, Dr. C.T.John- 
son and Rev. W.S. Golden. 

Sandy Grove Church Property: Mr. M.G.Ray and Mr. 
Neill A.McFayden. 

Your Committee also recommends that Rev.J.F. 
Menius be n^me i to convene the Stewardship Committee 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 27 

for the purpose of electing a chairman of said Com- 
mittee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H.G.Bedinger, Chairman 

(Note: It was later reported to the Presbytery 
that Rev. J.F.Menius had been elected as Chairman of 
the Stewardship Committee). 

REPORT ON EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: The 
Committee on Educational Institutions submitted the 
following report which was adopted, and the Presi- 
dent and Trustees of the Flora Macdonald College 
were commended for their splendid work: 

Flora Macdonald is enjoying an excellent year. 
There is a fine spirit of good fellowship and earnest 
purpose among the professors and students, While the 
total nuber of students, 286, is smaller than usual 
due to the addition of the twelfth grade, prospects 
for next year point to an overflowing enrollment. 
The applications for admission are many more than 
usual at this time of the year, and the college will 
probably be filled early in the summer. 

The graduating class numbers 48. Many of the grad- 
uates plan to teach. Some will become pastors' assi- 
stants and enter other vocations for women. There 
have been more calls for full time church workers 
than usual. 

The Flora Macdonald Improvement Fund Campaign 
has made very encouraging progress. Total subscrip- 
tions to April 9 are $218,024. Of this amount, rece- 
ipts to date are $172,000. These figures include a 
$50,000. bequest from Mrs. W.N. Reynolds and an app- 
ropriation from the General Education Board of New 
York City, just received, of $10,000. for the improve- 



28 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

ment of the ' ibrary and science equipment. 

The success of the campaign to date will enable 
the College to make application for membership to 
the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary 
Schools next December with the prospect of being ad- 
mitted °ne year later, It will also make possible 
greatly needed improvements such as a new water tank 
and improved waterworks, improved electrical wiring, 
floors, etc. It is the plan of the Improvement Com- 
mittee to secure the water tank this summer and fol- 
low with other items as rapidly as possible. The high 
costs of labor and materials make it advisable to 
wait for the improvements until conditions improve, 
but the water tank is an immediate necessity. 

The grant from the General Education Board is 
for the improvements to the library and laboratory fa- 
cilities. These will be achievedas rapidly as possible. 

The Trustees are making every effort to complete 
the $300,000. goal for improvements during 1947 and 
earnestly seek cooperation and prayers of all friends 
of the College and Christian education to this end. 

Recommendat i on : 

That Fayetteville Presbytery overture the Trus- 
tees of Flora Macdonald College to establish a de- 
partment of Religious Education, if the way be clear, 
to train girls to serve in our churches as Directors 
of Religious Education, Church Secretaries and Week- 
day Bible Teachers. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R.L.Alexander, Chairman. 

PRESBYTERIAN JUNIOR COLLEGE: Rev. Louis C. 
LaMotte. President of Presbyterian Junior College, 
spoke on the work of this institution. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 29 

REPORT OiN INSTALLATIONS: The Commissions 
appointed for installation services reported as fol- 
lows and the reports were admitted to tne records of 
Presbytery: 

Of Rev. Ira E.Hager: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery to install Rev. Ira E.Hager as pastor of the 
Spring Lake Ch rch met at the Church on March 30, 
1947, at 3:30 P.M. The meeting was opened with pray- 
er. The following were present: Rev. J.F.Menius, 
Chairman, Rev. S.E.Howie, Rev. C. .M.Gibbs and Ruling 
Elders W.A, West and Chas. G.Rose. Rev. C. M.Gibbs was 
appointed clerk. Rev. J . F.Menius presided and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. Rev. S.E.Howie 
preached the sermon. Rev. C. M.Gibbs charged the pas- 
tor and Mr. Chas. G.Rose charged the congregation. 
Rev, Ira E.Hager was declared duly installed as pas- 
tor of the Spring Lake Church in accordance with 
the Book of Church Order. The minutes of the com- 
mission were read and adopted. The commission ad- 
journed with prayer, 

J.F.Menius, Chairman 
C. M.Gibbs, Clerk 

Of Rev. Chas. W.Worth: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery to install Rev. Chas. W.Worth as pastor of the 
Bethesda Church met at the Church on February 2, 
1947, at 11:00 A.M., with the following present: 
Rev. F.S. Blue, Chairman; Rev.W.S. Golden, Rev.J.I. 
Knight and Ruling Elder W.H.Currie, The meeting 
was opened with prayer and Rev. J J. Knight was ap- 
pointed Clerk. Rev. F.S. Blue presided and propounded 
the constitutional questions. Rev.W.S. Golden preach- 
ed the sermon on I Tim. 6:20. Kev. J. I. Knight charged 
the pastor and Mr.W. H .Currie charged the congrega- 
tion. Rev. Chas. W.Worth was declared duly installed 



30 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

pastor of Bethesda Church according to the Book of 
Church Order. The minutes of the commission were 
read and adopted. The meeting of the commission was 
adjourned with prayer. 

F.S.Blue, Chairman 
J. I. Knight, Clerk 

Of Rev.C.K.Taffe: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery to install Rev.C.K.Taffe as pastor of the Cam- 
eron, Union and Vass Churches met at the Vass Church 
on March 30, 1947, at 11:00 A.M., with the follow- 
ing present: Rev. W.S. Golden, Chairman; Rev. T.E, 
Davis and Ruling Elder H.C.Cameron. (Note by Stated 
Clerk: Two ministers and one ruling elder had been 
named by the Presbytery as a quorum for this commi- 
ssion). Trie meeting was opened with prayer, Rev.W.S. 
Golden was appointed Clerk, Rev.W.S. Golden presided, 
propounded the constitutional questions and charged 
the pastor. Rev. T.E. Davis preached the sermon. Mr. 
H.C.Cameron charged the congregation. Rev.C.K.Taffe 
was declared duly installed as pastor of the Vass 
Church in accordance with the Book of Church Order. 
The commission recessed with prayer to meet at Union 
Church at 3:00 P.M. 

At 3:00 P.M., the commission met at Union Church 
with Rev.W.S. Golden and Ruling Elder H.C.Cameron 
present. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev.W. 
S. Golden presided, preached the sermon, propounded 
the constitutional questions and charged the pastor. 
Mr. H. C, Cameron charged the congregation. Rev.C.K. 
Taffe was declared duly installed as pastor of Union 
Church in accordance with the requirements of the 
Book of Church Order. The meeting of the commission 
was recessed with prayer to meet at Cameron Church 
at 7:30 P.M. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 31 

At 7:30 P.M., the commission met at the Cameron 
Church with the following present: Rev. W. S. Golden 
and Ruling Elder H. C.Cameron. The meeting was open- 
ed with praver. Rev. W. S. Golden presided, preached 
the sermon, propounded the constitutional questions 
and cnarged the pastor. Mr.H.C . Cameron charged the 
congregation. Rev.L . E.Ta f fe was declared duly instal- 
led pastor of the Cameron Church in accord with the 
Book of Church Order. The minutes of the commission 
were read and adopted. The commission adjourned with 
prayer. 

W.S. Golden, C^ai r ^an and Clerk 

PRESBYIhRY APPROVED. The Presbytery approv- 
ed the action of the commission in the installation 
of Rev=C ,K,Taffe at Union and Cameron, since t ere 
was only one minister and one ruling elder present, 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS: The Committee on 
Home Missions made the following report wnich was 
adopted: 

The work in the Home Mission fields of the Pres- 
bytery has been most encouraging for the year just 
closed. Greater interest has been shown in the work 
resulting in increased attendance upon church ser- 
vices and Sunday school and larger amounts assumed 
in the support of the work by the churches served. 

Three new churches have been organized during 
the year; Circle Court, Vaughn Memorial and Spring 
Lake, with a combined membership of 152. 

Special attention is called to some of the unus- 
ual branches of our work. At Samarcand Manor, there 
is an average attendance of about 150 girls at the 
monthly service which is conducted there by Rev.R. 
R.Ramsey. Many report the reading of the Bible Story 



32 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

books placed there. Two have united with the church 
on profession of faith during the year. 

At Cameron Hill, the Committee has aided in the 
operation of a bus which has brought an average load 
of 37 to the Sunday school and preaching services. 
The bus was used for Sundav school every Sunday, 
for a night preaching service once a month and every 
night for a week during revival services. This has 
increased the average attendance at Sunday school 
from 51 to 84, and the increase at other services has 
been in about the same proportion. 

Your Committee has also aided in the support of 
a Negro woman worker in Scotland County. Her sup- 
port is as follows: Presbytery's Home Missions, $120; 
Laurinburg Church, $480; the National Presbyterian 
Mission Board, $500 - $600 per year. She has worked 
in three organized Presbyterian Churches U.S.A. in 
Scotland County. Her work consists of home visita- 
tion, supervision of Sunday schools, assisting with 
the music, and suoervising the children's and young 
people's work. A marked increase in the attendance 
at the services has been shown since this work began. 
Organizations for the children and youth which were 
not available before have been made available under 
this worker and have done splendid work. The pastor 
of the three churches, Rev. J.E.McKenzie, feels that 
the work of this young woman has meant a great deal 
to his churches and he considers her indispensable to 
his work now. 

Recommendat i ons : 

1. That the minimum salary for our home mission 
workers be raised to $^,400 per year and free use of 

the manse. 

2. That emphasis be laid on the matter of evangel- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 33 

ism during the coming months. Our Committee offers 
to help churc v es arrange for evangelistic services 
when called upon, 

3. That the following appropriations for home 
mission work for the cnurch year 1947-48 be approv- 
ed: 





Presbvterv 


Synod 


Assembly 


Rev.F.S.Blue 


$763.00 


$346.00 


$66.00 


Rev.H.A.McBath 


562.00 


442.00 


66.00 


Rev. J. E.Porter 


584.00 


500.00 


66.00 


Rev.R.R.Ramsev 


138.00 


162.00 




Rev. W.B.Gaston 


150.00 


150.00 




Rev. W.O.Nelson 


836.00 


400.00 




Rev.T. E.Davis 


800.00 






Rev. J.F.Menius 


300.00 






Vacant fields 


700.00 


600.00 




$4,533.00 


$2,600.00 


$196.00 



4. That the following amounts be asked from the 
Defense Service Council for: 

Brownson Memorial $400.00 

Circle Court 800.00 



$1,200.00 



Respectfully submitted, 

S.E.Howie, Chairman. 

REPORT ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: The Com- 
mittee on Religious Education submitted the follow- 
ing report which was adopted: 

The Executive Committee of Religious Education 
in Richmond reports an increase in the benevolences 
to this work. The major part of the benevolent gifts 
of the Church to this agency ~oes back into the va- 



34 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

rious Synods in the support of Regional Directors and 
Sunday School Extension Workers. The total number of 
Regional Directors is 13. Il is of interest to note 
that Snedecor Memorial Synod has a part time Direc- 
tor. There are now nine Sunday School Extension 
workers supported by the Ex. Committee. 

The following information should be of interest 
The John Knox Record System including enrollment 
sheet, personal record card, transcript sheet and fil 
ins case is now ready. Junior Vesper Program mate 
rial is available for those churches desiring this 
type of help in the form of "Junior Society Program 
Quarterly and the new "Pioneer Trails". The new 
"Presbyterian Youth" Quarterly is commended to all 
churches. All of these materials may be secured from 
The Presbyterian Book Store, Richmond, Va. 

Your attention is called to the 21st International 
Sunday School Convention to be held at Des Moines, 
Iowa, July 23-27. This Convention is for the lay 
leadership of the Sunday School largely and regis- 
trations must be made as early as possible to secure 
enrollment. Also a Young Adult Conference for the 
Assembly is to be held at Montreat August 7-10. 

The 1946 minutes report a total Sunday School 
enrollment of 10,941 and 13 outposts or chapels. This 
is an increase of 500 in enrollment and six in out- 
posts or chapels over 1945. From 1936 to 1941 Sun- 
School enrollment showed a steady increase reaching 
11,783 in 1941. From 1942 through' 1945 there was a 
steady decrease. In 1946 there was a slight increase 
and the figures for 1947 show still further increase 
reaching 11,335, but still short of the figure for 
1941. 

Your Committee would like to emphasize the impor- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 35 

tance of every church having a strong program of Re- 
ligious Education and would like to remind the pas- 
tors and sessions that according to the Book of Church 
Order this is primarily their responsibility. 

Recommendations; 

1. That Sunday School Extension be diligently 
continued and every church seek to reach the unreach- 
ed. 

2. That every church hold a Vacation Bible School 
this summer. If workers are needed to assist get in 
touch with Rev, David F.Blue. 

3. That churches be urged to send some of their 
leaders to the Montreat Leadership School to be held 
July 8-17. 

4. That each church plan to observe Religious Ed- 
ucation Week September 28-October 5 and Rally Day 
(Sept, -8) ^r some other convenient date. 

5. That Conferences for Senior Young People be 
held at Flora Macdonald College June 16-21 and for 
Pioneers June 23-28. 

6. That churches be urged to send representative 
laymen to the Men at Montreat Conference to be held 
July 18-20. 

7. That Christian Family Week be observed in all 
the churches May 4-11. 

8. That all churches make a special offering to 
the Synod's Committee for Vacation Bible Schools 
on April 21 or some other date as authorized by the 
Synod. 



36 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

9. That churches be urged to send a good delega- 
tion of men to the Annual Meeting of the Men of the 
Presbvterv at Flora Macdonald College, Thursday, 
April 24th. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S.H.Fulton, Chairman 

REPORT ON SESSIONAL RECORDS: The Commit- 
tee on Sessional Records made the following report 
which was adopted: 

Recommendations: 

1. That all Sessional Records not listed in the 
following sections be approved without exception. 

2. That the records of the following churches be 
approved with the exceptions noted: 

a. Failed to hold a meeting of the Session in each 
quarter of the church year: Palestine, Gibson, Vass, 
McNair Memorial. 

b. Names of the elders not always given: Four 
Oaks. 

c. Failed to appoint a representative to each meet- 
ing of Presbvterv or the meeting of Synod: Bunnlevel, 
Red Springs, Priest Hill, Sardis, Jackson Springs. 

d. Treasurer's books not examined and approved: 
Fairmont, Maxton. 

e. Statistical Report not recorded or ordered read 
to the congregation: Palestine, McNair Memorial. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A.M.Keith, Chairman 



37 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

REPORT ON ASSEMBLY'S WORK: Rev.H.A.McBath, 
General Chairman of the Committee on Assembly's 
Work, presented members of the Committee who report- 
ed on various phases of Assembly's work as follows: 

Rev. W.S. Golden reported on Foreign Missions, 
which report was received as information. 

Rev. D.F. Blue reported on the work of the Assem- 
bly's Training School, which report was received as 
information and the following recommendations adop- 
ted: 

1. That April 20, 1947, be observed in the chur- 
ches as Assembly's Training School Day, and that on 
that day the work and needs of the Training School be 
brought to the attention of the congregations. 

2. That special prayer be made for the Training 
School that God may more abundatly use it in meet- 
ing the great and increasing need for trained Chris- 
tian workers. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D.F.Blue, Chairman 

The Sub-Committee on Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief submitted the following recommen- 
dations which were adopted: 

1. Mr. Robert Elwyn Bailey is in fact no longer 
a candidate for the ministry, and we recommend that 
his name be deleted from our list of candidates. 

2. We recommend that Mr. John W.Craven be recei- 
ved as a candidate from the Presbytery of Holston, 
on the presentation of proper credentials, and assign- 
ed the following Presbytery parts: 

(1) Thesis - The Deity of Cnrist 



38 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

(2) Exegesis - Philippians 2:12-13. 

(3) Sermon - "Whence Cometh Salvation" Titus 3:5, 
Scripture - Titus 3:3-9 and Philippians 2:12-13. 

3. We recommend that Mr. John W.Craven be exam- 
ined and arrangements made for his licensure and or- 
dination, if the way be clear. 

4. We recommend that t'^e following appropriations 
for aid from the Assembly's Committee on Ministerial 
Relief be approved: Mrs.T.C.Croker, $240; Mrs.Neill 
Mclnnis, $360; Mrs.M.B.McLauchlin, $120; Miss Isabel 
McLeod, $240; Mrs.R. A.McLeod, $240; Mrs. G.E.Moore- 
house, $240; Mrs. Martin A.Ray, $300; Mrs. John K.Rob- 
erts, $300. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thompson E.Davis, Chairman 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MORAL AND SOCIAL 
WELFARE: The Committee on Moral and Social Wel- 
fare submitted the following report which was adop- 
ted: 

Presbytery has instructed its Committee on Social 
and Moral Welfare to report on the General Assembly's 
recommendation concerning the whole matter of divorce 
and remarriage of divorced persons. General Assem- 
bly made two recommendations: 

1. That each Presbytery elect a permanent advi- 
sory committee on divorce and remarriage, with sub- 
committees where geographically necessary, the duty 
of which will be to decide concerning cases submit- 
ted to it, whether or not the proposed remarriage is 

within the law of the Church. 

2. That each Presbyiery urge all of its ministers 
to refrain from officiating in the marriage of any 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 39 

divorced person until said committee shall have de- 
clared the proposed marriage to be within the law 
of the Church. 

With regard to the first recommendation, your Com- 
mittee recommends that the suggestion be answered in 
the negative. The reason for this negative answer is 
that it is physical lv impractical, especially in the 
larger and more rural Presbyteries, to get such a 
committee together for this purpose. We believe that 
it will be another case of setting up a committee to 
do a job that cannot be done by a committee. Also 
we believe that the individual minister, since in all 
probability he will know the parties concerned, will 
be a better judge of their fitness to be married than 
any committee of ministers of the Presbytery. Again 
we believe this suggestion impractical and impossible 
of fulfilment for the reason that there is no clear 
cut statement by the General Assembly which would 
guide such a committee unerringly. 

With regard to the second recommendation, it is 
obviously useless to answer it if the first recommen- 
dation is answered in the negative. 

Instead of this recommendation, your Committee 
recommends to tne General Assembly that that body 
require all ministers to acquaint themselves with the 
facts involved in every proposed marriage, counsel 
with every couple whom they marry, whether divorced 
or not, and assure themselves that the proposed mar- 
riage is being entered into with sincere purpose and 
a clear understanding of all the factors involved in 
a hapny successful marriage. Also that the General 
Assembly instruct every minister to study tne factors 
which cause divorce and seek in his ministry to ac- 
quaint his people with the requirements and necessa- 
ry conditions of a Christian marriage and home. 



40 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Respectfully submitted, 

Sam E.Howie, Chairman 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM: Rev. J. I. Knight, Chair- 
man of the Committee on Evangelism, addressed the 
Presbytery on the importance of this work, which ad- 
dress was received as information. 

REPORT ON RESOLUTIONS: The Committee on Re- 
solutions submitted the following report which was 
adopted by a rising vote: 

Be it resolved: That the Presbytery of Fayette- 
ville hereby express to the Maxton Presbyterian 
Church its deep and genuine appreciation for the 
heart- warming hospitality enjoyed here today. We 
warmly thank the Pastor and members of the church 
for the invitation to meet with them and for the fine 
work done to make our meeting so pleasant. Especial- 
ly do we thank all those who had a part in prepar- 
ing the bountiful meal which was served to us at the 
luncheon hour. We congratulate our host church on 
the plans it is making for the future, and wish it 
every success in the speedy execution of those plans. 

Be it further resolved: That Presbytery express 
its delight at the recovery from illness of Rev.L.A. 
McLaurin, for whom special prayer was offered at the 
last meeting of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J.Hoge Smith, Jr., Chairman 

CHANGE IN STANDING RULES: Presbytery direc- 
ted that the portion of the Standing Rules regarding 
the appointment of the Nominating Committee be de- 
leted from the Standing Rules and that the following 
be substituted for this section: "The Nominating Com- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 41 

mittee shall be composed of the Moderator of the 
Presbytery who shall act as chairman of the Commit- 
tee, and the three last Ex-Moderators of the Presby- 
tery. 

MODERATOR NOMINATED: Rev. R.R. Gammon was 
nominated for Moderator of the July meeting of Pres- 
bytery. 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of today's sessions 
were read and adopted. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with the 
singing of a hymn and prayer to meet at a place to 
be arranged by the Stated Clerk on July 15, 1947, at 
10:00 A.M. 

Thomas A. Fry, Jr., Moderator 
JcF.Menius, Permanent Clerk 

ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 42 

CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N.C., June 2, 1947. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met is called session in 
the First Presbyterian Church at 3:00 P.M,, was cal- 
led to order by the Moderator, Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Jr., 
and was opened with prayer. 

ROLL: The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: L. A.McLaurin, C.M.Gibbs, S.H.Fulton, 
Troy D. Mull is, R.L. Prince, H.L.Hemphill, J.F.Me- 
nius, J.W.Mann, Thos.A.Fry, Jr., Walker B.Healy. 
- 10. 

Ruling Elders: G.E.Walker, Elise; Colin Black, 
Ephesus; K. A. McDonald, Raeford. - 3 

CALL READ: The following call for this meeting 
was read and found in order: 

Dunn, N.C.,May 21, 1947 

The constitutional requirements having been met, 
we hereby call Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in 
called session at trie First Presbyterian Church, 
Fayetteville. N.C., on Monday, June 2, 1947, at 
3:00 P.M., to transact the following business, if the 
way be c^ar: 

1. To act on a report of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work. 

2. To receive Rev. W.O. Nelson from Meridian Pres- 
bytery and arrange for his installation as pastor of 
the Elise and Spies Churches. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 43 

3. To receive Rev.W.B.FIeyward from Concord Pres- 
bytery and arrange for his installation as pastor of 
the Raeford Church. 

4. To transact any business growing out of the 
above items. 

Signed; Thomas A. Fry, Jr ., Moderator 

REPORT OF COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND 
HIS WORK: The Commission on the Minister and His 
Work made a verbal report which was received as in- 
formation, 

VISITORS INTRODUCED Rev.W.B.Heyward of Con- 
cord Presbytery and Rev.W. O.Nelson of Meridian Pres- 
byterv we r e introduced to the Presbytery and invited 
to sit as visiting bretnren. Mr.C.M.Gibbs Jr. , a stu- 
dent at Davidson College, was also introduced to the 
Presbytery.? 

MINISTERS RECEIVED: Rev.W.B.Heyward and Rev. 
W.O.Nelson presented letters of dismission from their 
respective Presbyteries to this Presbytery. After an 
examination as required by the Bonk of Church Order 
had been sustained as satisfactory, it was ordered 
that these brethren be enrolled as members of the 
Presbvterv upon the signing of the obligations re- 
quired of its ministers, 

CALLS ACCEPTED: A call for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Rev.W.B.Heyward from the Raeford Church 
at a salary of $3,600.00 per year wit 1 ^ payments to 
the Ministers' Annuity and free use of the manse was 
found in order and placed in the hands of Mr. Hey- 
ward. Having signified his acceptance of this call, 
the following commission was appointed to install Mr. 
Heyward as pastor of the Raeford Church on June 15, 



44 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

1947, at 11:00 A.M.: Rev. R.L. Prince, Rev. J. W.Mann, 
Rev. Wm. B.Gaston and Ruling Elders Ryan McBryde and 
Edgar Hall, Calls for the pastoral services of Rev. 
W.O.Nelson from the Elise Church and the Spies 
Church, which calls were found in order and ordered 
placed in his hands at a previous meeting of Presby- 
tery, werp placed in his hands. Having signified his 
acceptance of these calls, Presbytery appointed the 
following commission to install Rev. W.O.Nelson as 
pastor of the Elise and Spies Churches: Rev.J.Hoge 
Smith, Jr., Chairman; Rev. W.S. Golden, Rev, S.E.JIowie 
and Ruling Elders G. E.Walker and A.L.Monroe. In the 
appointment of these two commissions, two ministers 
and nne elder was named a quorum. 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of today's session 
were read ^nd adopted. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

Thomas A. Fry, Jr., Moderator 
J.F.Menius, Permanent Clerk 

ATTEST: C.M.Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 45 



IN MEiMORIAM 

This page is set apart to the memory of the fol- 
lowing Ruling Elders who died during the church year 
ending March 31,1947: 

D.L.McLaunn, born March 3,1879; died November 
16,1946. Ashpole Church. 

Ebbv Lee Kelly, born October 16.1879; Hied July 

14.1946. Bensalem Church. 

Thaddeus D. McLean, born July 26,1863; died Jan- 
uary 14,1947. Bethesda Church. 

Dr. J. F. McKay, died July 19,1946. Buies Creek 
Church . 

Thomas M.Cameron, born July, 1872; died March 

26.1947. Cameron Hill Church. 

Joseph Eldridge Bryant, born December 4, 1881; 
died May 2,1946. Erwin Church. 

Daniel P. Blue, died May 17,1946. Jackson Springs 
Church. 

A.M.Fairley, born January 7,1863; died October 
18,1946. Laurinburg Church. 

Oker L.Johnson, born October 19,1886; died De- 
cember 25,1946. Lillington Church. 

Scott R.Newton, born March 14,1877; died July 
27,1946. Manly Church. 

McKay McKinnon, bom January 6,1880; died De- 



46 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



cember 11, 1946. Maxton First Church. 

Neill A.Williams, born March 27, 1864; died July 
29, 1946. McMillan Church. 

John Archie McKay, born November 22, 1864; died 
January 22, 1947. Montpelier Cnurch. 

D.E.Smith, born February 8. 1888, died June 16, 
1946. Red Springs Church. 

Dr. Paul Pressley McCain, born June 26, 1884; 
dieri November 25, 1946. Stailoh Church. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 47 

INDEX 

Assembly's Work, Report on 32 

Called Meetings * * 5, 42 

Candidates 12 

Commissions Appointed 7, 9, 13, 17, 26 

Communications 12 

Communion Service 17 

Educational Institutions, Report on 27 

Enrollment 5, 10, 42 

Evangelism, Report on 40 

Home Missions, Report on 31 

In Memoriam 45 

Installations, Report on * 29 

Memorial Service 17 

Minister and His Work, Report on 6, 25, 43 

Ministers Received 8, 43 

Ministers Resigned 8 

Moral and Social Welfare, Report on 38 



48 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Moderator Nominated 41 

Nominations, Report on 26 

Organization 11 

Place of Next Meeting 24 

Program Committee, Report of 11 

Religious Education, Report on 33 

Resolutions, Report on 40 

Sermon 17 

Sessional Records, Report on 36 

Standing Committees 11 

Standing Rules, Changes in24, 40 

Stated Meeting 10 

Treasurer, Report of 18 

Vacancies, Report on 12 

Visitors Introduced 12 

Women of the Church, Report of 13 



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Minutes of 

FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 




CALLED MEETINGS— Fayetteville, N. C, 



ADJOURNED MEETING— Fayetteville, N. C. 



STATED MEETINGS 



July, 1947 — October 1947 



January, 1948— April, 1948 



Minutes of 

FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 




CALLED MEETINGS— Fayetteville, N. C. 



ADJOURNED MEETING— Fayetteville, N. C. 



STATED MEETINGS 



July, 1947 — October 1947 



January, 1948 — April, 1948 






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GENERAL DIRECTORY 
April 1948 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 
Moderators : 

Rev. R. R. Gammon— July 1947 Dunn 

Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence — October 1947 St. Pauls 

Rev. Chas. W. Worth — January 1948 Aberdeen 

Rev. R. L. Prince — April 1948 Pinehurst 

Stated Clerk— Rev. C. M. Gibbs (1950) Fayetteville 

Permanent Clerk — Rev. J. F. Menius (1950) Fayetteville 

Temporary Clerk — Rev. D. F. Blue Wade 

Historian — Rev. L. A. McLaurin Mullins, S. C. 

The terms of office in the following groups expire as indicated 
by the date with each name or group of names. 

TRUSTEES 

I. Davidson College 

Fall 1948— Mr. W. A. West Fayetteville 

Fall 1949— Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

Fall 1950— Rev. C. M. Gibbs Fayetteville 

Fall 1951— Rev. S. E. Howie Fayetteville 

II. Elise Academy 

Fall 1948— Mrs. L. L. McGoogan, St. Pauls; Mrs. Chas. Rankin, 

Fayetteville; Mrsv F. L. Eubanks, Sanatorium. 
Fall 1949— Mr. D. D. McCrimmon, Robbins; Mrs. M. J. McNeill, 

Laurinburg; Mr. W. P. Saunders, Robbins. 
Fall 1950— Rev. Troy D. Mullis, Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Mr. S. H-.- Miller, 

Carthage. 
Fall 1951— Rev. W. O. Nelson, Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen; 

Mr. A. D. McLauchlin, Vass. 

III. Flora MacDonald College 

Spring 1949^-Mr. Julian B. Hutaff, Fayetteville; Dr. D. S. Currie, 
Parkton; Mr. A. T. McLean, Lumberton; Mr. H. 
McN. Jones, Laurinburg. 
Spring 1950 — Mr. J. E. Johnson, Lumberton; Mr. J. Lawrence Mc- 
Neil^ ;Raef or d; Dr. C.- T, - Johnson, Red Springs; 
„ Rey,vW;, ; S. Golden. 
Spring 1951-— Dr 7 ,Pv J. Chester, Southern Pines; Mr. Edwin Mor- 
gan, Laurinburg ; Mrs. D. A. McCormick, McDonald ; 
"' Rev. W. B. Healy. 

, IY» Donaldson Academy 
Mr. Hector McKeithan, Chairman 
. Mr. Claude Rankin, Secretary 
Mr. T. A. DeVane, Dr. D. G. McKeithan, Mr. H. M. Pinkston, 
Mr., J. M. Wilson, Fayetteville; Mr. W. R. Sutherland, Laurinburg; 
Mr. M. C. Dew, Raeford; Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev. C. M. Gibbs; 
Mr. D. C. McEachern, St. Pauls. 

y. Sandy Grove Church Property 

Spring 1949 — Mr Ryan McBryde, Raeford. 

Spring 1950— Mr. J. McN. Gillis, Fayetteville; Mr. Neill A. Mc- 



4 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayden, Timberland. 
Spring 1951 — Mr. J. B. Cameron and Mr. McKay Blue, Raeford. 

VI. Fayetteville Presbytery 

Fall 1948 — Mr. Hinton James, Laurinburg. 
Fall 1949— Mr. Neill McKay Salmon, Lillington. 
Fall 1950— Mr. Ryan McBryde, Raeford. 

VII. Lebanon Church Cemetery 

Mr. F. E. Coxe, Mr. Ralph Purcell, Miss Kate McKenzie. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

Note: The terms of office of all executive committee mem- 
bers expire at the Stated Meeting of the Presbytery in October of 
the year indicated. 

I. Presbytery's Home Missions 

Rev. S. E. Howie, Chairman 
1948— Rev. J. C. Lawrence, Rev. A. R. McQueen, Mr. W. A. West, 

Fayetteville. 
1949— Rev. W. S. Golden. Rev. J. I. Knight, Mr. M. C. Dew, Raeford. 
1950— Rev. S. E. Howie, Rev. T. A. Guiton, Mr. H. C. Cameron, 

Olivia. 

II. Stewardship 

Rev. Walker B. Healy, Chairman 
1948 — Rev. D. L. Jones, Mr. Gordon Cameron, Pinehurst; Mr. W. 

M. Shaw, Fayetteville. 
1949— Rev. R. R. Ramsey, Dr. D. S. Currie, Parkton; Mr. H. B. 

Sessoms, Fayetteville; Rev. R. L. Alexander. 
1950— Rev. D. H. Dulin, Mr. C. E. Beman, Laurinburg; Mr. C. W. 

Bannerman, Dunn. 
1951— Rev. Walker B. Healy, Mr. W. H. Byrd, Bunnlevel; Mr. 

Arch McEachern, Red Springs. 

III. Religious Education 

Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Chairman 
1948— Rev. H. A. Bath, Dr. C. T. Johnson, Red Springs; Mr. C. E. 

Beman, Laurinburg; Rev. Chas. W. Worth. 
1949— Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Rev. A. M. Keith, Rev. R. R. Gammon. 
1950— Rev. W. B. Heyward, Rev. John W. Craven, Rev. F. S. Blue. 

President of the Men of the Presbytery — Mr. John Luther 

McLean, Lumberton. 

President of the Presbyterial — Mrs. H. C. McLauchlin, Rae- 
ford. 

Secretary of Religious Education in the Presbyterial — Mrs. 

Chas. W. Worth, Aberdeen. 

Adult Advisor — Miss Fodie Buie, Red Springs. 

President of the Presbyterian Youth Fellowship — Miss Helen 

Sherrill, Fayetteville. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 5 

Advisory Members — Miss Kate Sutton, Fayetteville; Miss 
Flora McQueen, Dunn; Mrs. T. W. Covington, Raeford. 

IV. Woman's Work 

Rev. J. W. Mann, Chairman 
1948— Rev. J. W. Mann. 
1949— Rev. W. Knight Thompson. 
1950— Rev. Ira E. Hager. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

Note: The terms of office of all permanent committee mem- 
bers expire at the Stated Meeting of Presbytery in October of the 
year indicated. 

I. Assembly's Work 

Rev. C. H. Maury, Chairman 
1948 — Foreign Missions, Rev. W. S. Golden. 

Assembly's Home Missions, Rev. D. L. Jones. 

American Bible Society, Rev. Thos. A. Fry. 
1949 — Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, Rev. T. E. Davis. 

Educational Institutions, Rev. D. F. Blue. 
1950 — Rev. C. H. Maury. 

Radio — Mr. Ryan McBryde, Raeford. 

Negro Work — Rev. S. E. Howie. 

II. Synod's Work 

Rev. J. F. Menius, Chairman 
1948 — Synod's Home Missions, Rev. R. L. Prince. 

Orphan's Home, Rev. J. W. Mann. 

Minutes of Sy?iod, Rev. Troy D. Mullis. 
1949— Rev. J. F. Menius. 

Home for the Aged, Rev. R. R. Gammon. 
1950 — Educational Institutions, Rev. S. H. Fulton. 

III. Presbytery's Work 

1. Business — Rev. Ira E. Hager, Chairman. 
1948 — Auditing, Mr. J. C. Graham, Erwin. 
1949— Rev. Ira E. Hager. 

1950. Sessional Records, Rev. H. L. Hemphill. 

2. Educational Institutions — Rev. R. L. Alexander, Chairman. 
1948— Mr. M. C. Dew, Raeford. 

1949— Rev. R. L. Alexander. 

1950— Mr. L. W. McKinnon, Maxton. 

3. Printed Minutes — Rev. W. Knight Thompson, Chairman. 
1948— Rev. D. F. Blue. 

1949— Rev. W. Knight Thompson. 
1950— Rev. C. I. Calcote. 

4. Moral and Social Welfare — Rev. S. E. Howie, Chairman. 
1948— Rev. H. G. Bedinger. 



6 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

1949— Rev. S. E. Howie. 
1950— Rev. C. K. Taffe. 

5. Evangelism — Rev. J. I. Knight, Chairman. 
1948 — Rev. J. I. Knight and Rev. R. R. Ramsey. 
1949 — Rev. J. F. Menius and Rev. Chas. W. Worth. 
1950— Rev. W. B. Heyward. 

6. Examinations : , 

a. Theology: 

1948— Rev. J. F. Menius. 
1949— Rev. W. S. Golden. 
1950— Rev. Walker B. Healy. 

b. Church Government: 
1948— Rev. L. C. LaMotte. 
1949— Rev. R. R. Gammon. 
1950— Rev. S. E. Howie. 

c. Sacraments: 

1948— Rev. H. G. Bedinger. 
1949— Rev. R. L. Prince. 
1950— Rev. D. F. Blue. 

d. English Bible: 

1948— Rev. T. A. Guiton. 
1949— Rev. T. E. Davis. 
1950— Rev. C. H. Maury. 

e. Thesis and Exegesis: 
1948— Rev. C. K. Taffe. 
1949— Rev. J. F. Menius. 
1950— Rev. S. H. Fulton. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. Presbyterian Junior College: Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, Chair- 
man; Rev. R. L. Alexander, Rev. D. F. Blue, Rev. C. Rees 
Jenkins, Mr. M. C. Dew, Raef ord ; Mr. W. A. West, Fayetteville. 

2. Presbyterian Program of Progress: Mr. Neill McK. Salmon, 
Chairman, Lillington; Mr. H. McN. Jones and Mr. C. E. Be- 
man, Laurinburg; Mr. H. C. Blue, Aberdeen; Mr. W. J. Bare- 
foot, Benson; Mr. M. C. Dew, Raef ord; Mr. John Luther Mc- 
Lean, Lumberton ; Mr. Chas. Sills, St. Pauls ; Mr. J. M. Wilson. 
Fayetteville; Dr. D. S. Currie, Parkton. 

COMMISSIONS 

1. On the Minister and His Work 

Rev. Louis C. LaMotte, Chairman. 
1948— Rev. Louis C. LaMotte. 

1949— Rev. S. E. Howie, Mr. Edward B. Hope, Fayetteville. 
1950— Rev. Thos. A. Fry, Mr. T. H. Sansom, Dunn. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 7 

MISCELLANEOUS GROUPS 
(Printed as Information) 

1. Churches by Districts: 

District No. 1: Benson, Berea, Bluff, Dunn, Ebenezer, Erwin, 
Four Oaks, Godwin, Grove, McMillan, Plainview, Provi- 
dence, Spence, Unity. 

District No. 2: Big Rockfish, Campbellton, Church-of-the-Cov- 
enant, Circle Court, Comfort, Fayetteville First, Highland, 
Hope Mills, MacPherson, Sherwood, Springlake, Sunny- 
side, Vaughn Memorial, Westminister. 

District No. 3: Ashpole, Fairmont, Iona, Lumberton, McNair, 
Memorial, Midway, Mt. Tabor, Pembroke, Philadelphus, 
Red Springs, Rowland, St. Pauls. 

District No. 4 : Centre, Church-in-the-Pines, Gibson, Laurel 
Hill, Laurinburg, Maxton, Montpelier, Naomi, Smyrna. 

District No. 5: Antioch, Bethel, Galatia, Lumber Bridge, Park- 
ton, Philippi, Raeford, Rex, Sandy Grove, Shiloh. 

District No. 6: Bethesda, Brownson Memorial, Community, 
Culdee, Eureka, Jackson Springs, Lakeview, Manly, Vass, 
West End. 

District No. 7: Bensalem, Cameron, Cameron Hill, Carthage, 

Cypress, Eagle Springs, Elise, Horseshoe, Olivia, Spies, 

Union. 
District No. 8: Barbecue, Buies Creek, Bunnlevel, Cape Fear, 

Cedar Rock, Ephesus, Flat Branch, Leaflet, Lillington, Mt. 

Pisgah, Raven Rock, Sardis. 

2. Officers of Presbyterial Auxiliary: 
President: Mrs. H. C. McLauchlin, Raeford. 
Corresponding Secretary: Mrs. Neill A. McDonald, Jr., Rae- 
ford. 

Treasurer: Mrs. C. Reid Ross, Lillington. 

3. Officers of Young People's Council: 

President: Miss Helen Sherrill, 410 Person Street, Fayetteville. 
Treasurer: Bill Lytch, Maxton. 

4. Men of the Church: 

President: Mr. John Luther McLean, Lumberton. 



8 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FIFTH STATED 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Lakeview, N. C., July 15, 1947. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Eighty-Fifth Stated Meeting in the Lakeview Presbyter- 
ian Church at 10:00 A. M., was called to order by the 
Moderator, Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Jr., and was opened with 
prayer. 

Roll : The following were present and enrolled or were 
enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery : 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, L. A. McLaurin, C. M. Gibbs, W. J. 
Huneycutt, W. S. Golden, S. H. Fulton, R. L. Alexander, L. C. 
LaMotte, Troy D. Mullis, T. A. Guiton, A. M. Keith, R. L. Prince, 
J. I. Knight, H. L. Hemphill, J. F. Menius, I. E. Hager, T. E. Davis 
W. B. Gaston, H. A. McBath, J. W. Mann, D. H. Dulin, R. R. Gam- 
mon, J. Hoge Smith, Jr., S. E. Howie, J. Cecil Lawrence, Thos. A. 
Fry, Jr., W. Knight Thompson, C. W. Worth, C. K. Taffe, Walker 
B. Healy, W. B. Heyward, W. 0. Nelson, J. W. Craven. — 33. 

Ruling Elders: A. McEachern, Antioch; Leewood McCallum, 
Ashpole; Thos. H. Holmes, Barbecue; Archie Kelly, Bensalem; D. 
J. Dalton, Bethel; J. H. Suttonfield, Bethesda; W. E. Blue, Brown- 
son Memorial; W. H. Byrd, Bunnlevel; A. L. Keith, Cameron; 0. C. 
Graham, Cameron Hill; Earl L. Bishop, Campbellton; L. R. Mc- 
Donald, Carthage; A. L. Campbell, Centre; L. E. Calhoun, Church- 
in-the-Pines ; J. J. Brunson, Circle Court; Patrick McKenzie, 
Culdee; John Monroe, Cypress; Harvey Bass, Dunn; Carl S. Davis, 
Elise; D. C. Holder, Ephesus; J. M. Blue, Eureka; W. M. Shaw, 
Fayetteville First; Gordon Newton, Galatia; G. W. Hobson, Grove; 
A. A. McEachern, Highland; W. A. McCormick, Iona; M. A. Clark, 
Jackson Springs; W. C. Smith, Lakeview; Chas. L. Clark, Laurel 
Hill; W. R. Sutherland, Laurinburg; J. H. Withers, Leaflet; Chas. 
Ross, Lillington; E. B. McMillan, Lumberton; L. W. McKinnon, 
Maxton; Alex McGill, Midway; Jim McFarland, Mt. Pisgah; G. L. 
Cameron, Olivia; J. E. Fields, Pinehurst Community; E. S. Pate, 
Pembroke; W. D. McKay, Philadelphus ; W. 0. Brady, Priest Hill; 
Milton Campbell, Raeford; Elisha Worrell, Raven Rock; L. E. 
Baldwin, Red Springs; R. F. Little, Rex; J. A. Faircloth, Raeford; 
R. A. Smoak, Shiloh; D. H. Johnson, Springlake; D. C. McEachern, 
St. Pauls; P. A. Wilson. Vass; H. C. Campen, Vaughn Memorial. 
— 50. 

Excused: The Mowing were excused for non-atten- 
dance at this meeting of Presbytery : Rev. A. R. McQueen, 
Rev. H. G. Bedinger, Rev. C. H. Maury, Rev. D. F. Blue, 
Rev. R. R. Ramsey, Rev. J. E. Porter, Rev. T. Layton 
Fraser, Rev. A. M. Gregg. 

Visitors Introduced : The f olowing visitors were intro- 



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duced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting breth- 
ren: Rev. H. W. DuBose of East Hanover Presbytery; 
Mr. Lamar Williamson, Jr., Candidate for the Ministry in 
Pine Bluff Presbytery ; Mr. Wm. G. Coxhead, Ruling Eld- 
er of the First Presbyterian Church, St. Petersburg, Fla. 

Organization : Rev. R. R. Gammon was elected Modera- 
rator and Rev. D. H. Dulin Temporary Clerk. 

Report of Program Committee : The Program Commit- 
tee presented a printed program which was adopted for 
this meeting of Presbytery. 

Standing Committees: The following Standing Com- 
mittees were appointed: 

Bills and Overtures-. Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Jr., Chairman. 

Resolutions: Rev. A. M. Keith, Chairman; Harvey Bass, and 
Rev. H. L. Hemphill. 

Ministers Resign: Rev. W. J. Huneycutt offered his 
resignation as pastor of the Church-in-the-Pines ; Rev. 
Wm. B. Gaston offered his resignation as pastor of Shi- 
loh and Bethel Churches ; and Rev. J. Hoge Smith, Jr., of- 
fered his resignation as pastor of Olivia, Cameron Hill 
and Cypress Churches. The churches having been heard 
from through their representatives expressing concur- 
rence with these requests for dissolution for pastoral re- 
lations, the Presbytery accepted the resignations and dis- 
solved the pastoral relations existing between these breth- 
ren and their respective churches. Upon request for let- 
ters of transfer, Presbytery granted the following let- 
ters: Rev. W. J. Huneycutt to Bethel Presbytery; Rev. 
Wm. B. Gaston to Charleston Presbytery; and Rev. J. 
Hoge Smith, Jr., to Knoxville Presbytery. Presbytery 
expressed its deep appreciation of the services of these 
men in their respective fields. 

Communications: The following communications were 
received and disposed of as indicated : 

a. From the Commissioners to the last General Assembly, 
reporting their attendance at same. These reports were approved 
and the Commissioners commended for their diligence. 

b. From Rev. R. Murphy Williams, regarding the promotion 
of the work for the Home for the Aged. Referred to the Commit- 
tee on the Home for the Aged. 

c. From Hon. Chas. G. Rose, submitting a copy of the Char- 
ter of the Donaldson Academy and suggesting that it be printed in 
the Minutes of Fayetteville Presbytery. Presbytery directed that 
this be done and the Charter is as follows: 



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PRIVATE ACTS OF NORTH CAROLINA 

(Enacted by the General Assembly beginning Nov, 10, 1832) 

CHAPTER XL 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DONALDSON ACADEMY 

AND MANUAL LABOUR SCHOOL IN THE TOWN OF 

FAYETTEVILLE 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF 
THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, AND IT IS HEREBY 
ENACTED BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE SAME, THAT Wil- 
liam H. Beatty of Bladen County, Henry Potter of Fayetteville, 
Colin Mclver of Fayetteville, John Smith of Cumberland, John 
Owen of Bladen, Benjamin Kobinson of Fayetteville, Thomas P. 
Hunt of Wilmington, George Mcintosh, of Richmond, James Owens 
of Wilmington, Henry A. Rowland of Fayetteville, Gabriel Holmes 
of Fayetteville, Archibald McQueen of Robeson, George McNeill of 
Fayetteville, Alexander Mclver of Sampson, James H. Hooper of 
Fayetteville, and William B. Wright, of Fayetteville, BE, and 
they are hereby, CONSTITUTED a body politic and corporate by 
the name and style of the Trustees of the Donaldson Academy and 
Manual Labour School, and by that name shall have perpetual suc- 
cession and a common seal, and be able and capable in law or 
equity; and shall take, demand, receive and possess all monies, 
goods and chattels, and choses in action, which may be given them 
for the use of the said academy and Manual Labour School, and 
the same apply according to the will of the donors when expressed, 
and without such declaration according to their own judgment; 
and by purchase or devise, to take, hold and possess to them and 
their successors forever, any lands, rents, tenements and heredita- 
ments of what kind, nature or quality whatsoever, in special trust 
and confidence, the same with the profits thereof to apply to the use 
and purpose of endowing and supporting the said academy, and 
may purchase and hold for the purposes aforesaid, all such chattels 
and personal property as to them may seem requisite. 

II— BE IT FURTHER ENACTED &c. That the said trustees 
by the name aforesaid, shall be able and capable in law, to grant, 
bargain, sell and assure to the purchaser any or all such lands, 
rents, tenements, and hereditaments as aforesaid, when not re- 
strained by the terms of the grant or devise to them. 

Ill— BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That in case of death, 
resignation, refusal to act, or removal from the State of any of 
the trustees for the time being, the Presbytery of Fayetteville 
shall elect such persons to fill said vacancies as they shall think 
qualified, not confining themselves in their selection to the num- 
bers of the Presbyterian Church. 

IV— BE IT FURTHER ENACTED &c. That the trustees 
shall hold their first meeting in the Town of Fayetteville, on the 
fourth Wednesday of January, one thousand eight hundred and 
thirty three, and shall have power, from time, to appoint their 
own President, Secretary and Treasurer; and such professors, 
tutors and officers in and oyer the said Academy as to them, shall 



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appear proper; and may remove the same for misbehaviour, in- 
ability or neglect of duty. They shall have power to make all nec- 
essary by laws and regulations, (not inconsistent with the laws 
and constitution of the State) for the government of the same. 

V.— BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, &c. That the said Trus- 
tees may and shall locate the said academy in the town of Fay- 
etteville or in its vicinity within four miles thereof, and shall cause 
to be erected all such buildings and improvements for the accom- 
modation of the same as they shall deem advisable and proper, 
and for the benefit of all such persons as wish to assist themselves 
by their own industry, in procuring their education, the said 
trustees shall be empowered to establish, and keep up a manual 
labour department, in the said Academy; which department as a 
component part of the institution, shall be conducted on such plan, 
and on such mode, as the Board of Trustees shall, from time to 
time, adopt. And five trustees shall be a quorum to transact all 
manner of business. 

d. From the Synod's Committee on War Relief, asking that 
a representative on that Committee be appointed from this Pres- 
bytery. Rev. R. R. Gammon was elected by the Presbytery to this 
Committee. 

Special Committee : A Special Committee was appoint- 
ed to study and report to the fall meeting of the Presby- 
tery on the question of union witji the Presbyterian 
Church in the U. S. A., the question of church property, 
and the relation of our church to the Federal Council of 
Churches of Christ in America, and on all questions 
growing out of these matters. The Committee is as fol- 
lows: Hon. Chas. G. Rose, Chairman; Rev. Chas. W. 
Worth, Rev. H. G. Bedinger, Rev. R. L. Alexander, Mr. 
Ryan McBryde, Mr. Edward Hope, and Mr. Charles Ross. 

Address : Presbytery heard an address by Rev. H. W. 
DuBose, the President of the Assembly's Training School, 
on "TJhe Preparation of an Adequate Leadership for 
Church Work and the Work of the Assembly's Training 
School/' Presbytery expressed its appreciation for this 
inspiring address. 

Recess: Presbytery took recess for five minutes for 
preparation for the Communion Service. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11 :30 A.M., and heard the 
Presbyterial sermon on I Cor. 14:1, by the retiring Mod- 
erator, Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Jr. 

Communion Service: The Communion of the Lord's 
Supper was observed, being administered by the pastor 
Rev. Troy D. Mullis and Rev. C. K. Taffe. 



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Recess: Presbytery took recess until 2:15 P. M. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:15 P. M. and was led in 
prayer. 

Report of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work: 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work made the 
following report which was admitted to the records of the Presby- 
tery, such portions of the report as called for final action of the 
Presbytery being adopted: 

Your Commission would report it has counselled with com- 
mittees from several churches in regard to calling pastors and has 
sought to help the committees in every request. In some cases 
lists of ministers who might be available have been supplied. In 
a quiet way your Commission has sought, by counsel and tactful 
action, to help in a satisfactory solution of problems of adjustment 
between pastors and churches. 

Your Commission would earnestly urge all vacant churches 
to take speedy action toward securing pastors. Churches suffer, 
the Lord's work slows up, our people scatter and wander away 
when a church is vacant. It is the sacred responsibility of the 
officers of each vacant church to guide the congregation in taking 
steps to secure a pastor. Your Commission stands ready to help. 
The Commission should not press in nor take the initiative from 
the church. However, the Commission has names of possible pas- 
tors and lists of temporary supplies, and is glad to help any con- 
gregation requesting its services. Our Presbytery has a great 
number of vacancies and we should fill them with good pastors 
as soon as possible. 

Recommendations : 

1. That the following group, upon the recommendation of the 
Home Mission Committee, be approved: Church-of-the-Covenant, 
Cameron Hill and Cypress. 

2. That the following groups be approved: a. Bunnlevel and 
Ephesus; b. Mt. Pisgah, Leaflet and Raven Rock; c. Olivia and 
Barbecue. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Louis C. LaMotte, Chairman. 

Reports of Commissions on Installation: The follow- 
ing reports of Commissions on Installation were received 
and admitted to the records of Presbytery : 

On Installation of Rev. Walker B. Healy: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to in- 
stall Rev. Walker B. Healy as pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Fayetteville, N. C, met on May 4, 1947 in the Church 



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Parlor of the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, and 
was opened with prayer. The following were present: Rev. S. E. 
Howie, Rev. S. H. Fulton, Rev. T. E. Davis and Ruling Elder Ed- 
ward Hope. Rev. S. E. Howie was elected Chairman of the Com- 
mission and Rev. S. H. Fulton Clerk. The Commission engaged 
with the congregation in the morning worship, Rev. S. E. Howie, 
presiding and propounding the constitutional questions, Rev. S. H. 
Fulton preaching the sermon. Rev. T. E. Davis charged the 
pastor and Mr. Edward Hope charged the congregation. Rev. 
Walker B. Healy was declared duly installed as pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, according to the Book of 
Church Order. After the service the Commission read and adopted 
the minutes and adjourned with prayer. 

S. E. Howie, Chairman. 

S. H. Fulton, Clerk. 

On Installation of Rev. William B. Hey ward: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to in- 
stall Rev. William B. Heyward as pastor of the Raeford Church 
met at the church on June 15, 1947, at 11:00 A. M., and the meet- 
ing was opened with prayer. The following were present: Rev. 
Wm. B. Gaston, Chairman; Rev. R. L. Prince, Rev. J. W. Mann 
and Ruling Elders Ryan McBryde and Edgar Hall. Mr. Ryan Mc- 
Bryde was elected Clerk. Rev. W. B. Gaston presided and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. Rev. R. L. Prince preached 
the sermon. Rev. J. W. Mann charged the paastor and Mr. Ryan 
McBryde charged the congregation. The prayer was offered by 
Mr. Edgar Hall. Rev. William B. Heyward was declared duly 
installed as pastor of the Raeford Presbyterian Church according 
to the Book of Church Order. The minutes of the Commission were 
read and adopted. The meeting adjourned with the benediction. 

Wm. B. Gaston, Chairman. 

Ryan McBryde, Clerk. 

On Installation of Rev. W. O. Nelson: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to in- 
stall Rev. W. 0. Nelson as pastor of the Spies and Elise Churches 
met at the Spies Church on June 22, 1947, at 5:00 P. M., with the 
following present: Rev. J. Hoge Smith, Jr., Chairman; Rev. W. S. 
Golden and Ruling Elders G. E. Walker and A. L. Monroe. The 
meeting was opened with prayer. Mr. G. E. Walker was elected 
Clerk. Rev. J. Hoge Smith, Jr., presided, propounded the con- 
stitutional questions and charged the congregation. Rev. W. S. 
Golden preached the sermon and charged the pastor. Rev. W. O. 
Nelson was declared duly installed as pastor of the Spies Church 
according to the Book of Church Order. The Commission took re- 
cess to meet at the Elise Church at 8:00 P. M. 

At 8:00 P. M., the Commission reconvened with prayer at 
the Elise Church. Rev. J. Hoge Smith, Jr., presided, preached the 
sermon, propounded the constitutional questions and charged the 
congregation. Rev. W. S. Golden charged the pastor. Rev. W. O. 



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Nelson was declared duly installed as pastor of the Elise Church 
according to the Book of Church Order. The minutes of the Com- 
mission were read and adopted. The Commission adjourned with 
prayer by Rev. W. 0. Nelson. 

J. Hoge Smith, Jr., Chairman. 

G. E. Walker, Clerk. 

On Installation of Rev. John W. Craven: 

The Commission appointed to ordain and install Licentiate 
John W. Craven as Assistant Pastor of the Laurinburg Church 
and as pastor of the Naomi Church met at the Laurinburg Church 
on June 8, 1947, at 11:00 A. M., with the following present: Rev. 
S. H. Fulton, Rev. W. Knight Thompson, Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Ruling 
Elders E. H. Evans and Edwin Morgan, and by invitation Rev. J. 
Kenton Parker, Jr., of Holston Presbytery. The meeting was 
opened with prayer. Rev. C. M. Gibbs was elected Chairman and 
Clerk of the Commission. The Commission engaged with the con- 
gregation in the morning worship at which time Rev. J. Kenton 
Parker, Jr., preached the sermon. Rev. C. M. Gibbs presided and 
propounded the constitutional questions, the trails for ordination 
being omitted, since the examination of Mr. Craven for licensure 
had satisfied the Presbytery of his fitness for ordination. The 
prayer of ordination was offered by Rev. S. H. Fulton with the 
laying on of the hands of the members of the Commission. The 
charge to the assistant pastor was given by Rev. S. H. Fulton and 
Rev. W. Knight Thompson charged the congregation. Rev. John 
W. Craven was declared duly ordained and installed as assistant 
pastor of the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church in accordance with 
the Book of Church Order. The Commission took recess, after be- 
ing led in prayer, to meet at the Naomi Church at 3:00 P. M. 

The Commission met at the Naomi Church at 3:00 P. M., and 
the meeting was opened with prayer, all members of the Commis- 
sion being present. Rev. S. H. Fulton presided, and propounded 
the constitutional questions. Rev. W. Knight Thompson preached 
the sermon. Rev. C. M. Gibbs charged the pastor and Mr. Edwin 
Morgan charged the congregation. Rev. John W. Craven was de- 
clared duly installed as pastor of the Naomi Presbyterian Church in 
accord with the Book of Church Order. The minutes of the Com- 
mission were read and adopted. The meeting adjourned with 
prayer. 

C. M. Gibbs, Chairman and Clerk. 

Report on Home Missions : Rev. S. E. Howie, Chairman 
of the Home Mission Committee, made a verbal report on 
the work of the Committee and addressed the Presbytery 
on "The Need for Recruits for the Ministry." The fol- 
lowing resolutions were adopted: 

Resolutions : 

1. That the Presbytery request each pastor to preach on the 
need for life dedication in full-time Christian service and to seek 



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to call our finest young people to consider the dedication of their 
lives to Christ's service. 

2. That we request Presbytery's Committee on Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief to secure literature on the above 
subject from the General Assembly's Committee on Christian Edu- 
cation and to send such literature to each congregation. 

Report on Resolutions : The Committee on Resolutions 
presented the following report which was adopted by a 
rising vote : 

Resolutions : 

1. Let it be resolved that Fayetteville Presbytery expresses 
its appreciation to Dr. Henry W. DuBose for his challenging pres- 
entation of the Assembly's Training School and its value to the 
church. 

2. Let it be resolved that Fayetteville Presbytery expresses 
its thank to the minister and congregation of the Lakeview Church 
for the invitation to hold this Stated Meeting at this place and gives 
a rising vote of thanks for their gracious hospitality and delicious 
dinner served by the women of the Church. 

3. Let it be resolved that Fayetteville Presbytery expresses 
its deep appreciation to Rev. W. J. Huneycutt, Rev. Wm. B. Gaston 
and Rev. J. Hoge Smith, Jr., ministers who have been dismissed 
today to other Presbyteries, for their faithful service during the 
years of their sojourn with us in this Presbytery. 

Respectfull submitted, 

A. M. Keith, Chairman. 

Report of Special Committee : The Special Committee 
on Presbyterian Junior College made a verbal report 
which was received as information. Mr. W. G. Coxhead, 
Assistant to the President of the College, addressed the 
Presbytery on the work of the school. A recommendation 
uring the ministers of the Presbytery to keep the work 
and needs of the College before the churches was adopted. 

Moderator Nominated: Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence was 
nominated for Moderator of the October meeting of Pres- 
bytery. 

Union Church: Announcement was made of services 
celebrating the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the 
founding of Union Church and Rev. R. R. Gammon and 
Rev. A. R. McQueen were appointed to represent the 
Presbytery at these services which are to be held on Au- 
gust 24, 1947. 



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Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer to 
meet at the call of the Moderator at the meeting of the 
Synod of North Carolina, September 9-11, 1947. 

R. R. Gammon, Moderator. 

J. F. Menius, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Red Springs, N. C, September 8, 1947 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church at 5:00 P. M., was called to 
order by the Moderator, Rev. R„ R. Gammon and was 
opened with prayer. 

Roll : The f olowing were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: D. F. Blue, L. C. LaMotte, R. R. Ramsey, Troy D. 
Mullis, T. A. Guiton, F. S. Blue, C. H. Maury, H. L. Hemphill, 
J. F. Menius, H. A. McBath, J. W. Mann, D. H. Dulin, R. R. Gam- 
mon, J. Cecil Lawrence, C. Rees Jenkins, T. Layton Fraser, James 
E. Porter, Thomas A. Fry, Jr., Walker B. Healy, W. B. Heyward. 
— 20. 

Ruling Elders: W. A. West, Fayetteville First; H. C. Cousar, 
Maxton First. — 2. 

Call Read: The following call for this meeting was 
read and found in order: 

Dunn, N. C. August 29, 1947 

The constitutional requirements having been met I hereby call 
Fayetteville Presbytery to meet at First Presbyterian Church, 
Red Springs, N. C, on September 8, 1947, at the close of the after- 
noon session of the Pre-Synod Home Mission Conference, to tran- 
sact the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To receive candidates for the ministry. 

2. To dissolve the pastoral relations between Rev. T. Layton 
Fraser and the First Presbyterian Church, Maxton, N. C, and 
to grant him a letter of dismission to Atlanta Presbytery. 

3. To transact any business growing out of the above items. 

Signed : 

R. R. Gammon, Moderator. 

Candidate Examined : The Committee on Christian Ed- 
ucation and Ministerial Relief presented Mr. Billy Rich 
Loflin who asked to be received under the care of the 
Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. The Com- 
mittee reported $iat the credentials for Mr. Loflin had 
not been completed. Mr. Loflin was examined as re- 
quired by the Book of Church Order which examination 
was accepted as satisfactory. The applicant also an- 
swered affirmatively the questions required of candi- 
dates. The matter of acting upon the credentials when 
completed was referred to the folowing commission : Rev. 



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H. A. McBath, Rev. T. E. Davis, Rev. R. R. Gammon and 
Ruling Elders W. E. Blue, and J. H. Poole. A charge was 
given tjie applicant by Rev. Walker B. Healy and prayer 
was offered by Rev. D. H. Dulin. 

Minister Resigns: Rev. T. Layton Fraser offered his 
resignation as pastor of the Maxton First Church. The 
Church concurrred with the pastor in requesting a disso- 
lution of the pastoral relations. The Presbytery accepted 
this resignation and dissolved this pastoral relationship 
and granted at his request a letter of transfer to Mr. 
Fraser to Atlanta Presbytery. 

Minutes Read: The minutes of this session were read 
and adopted. 

R. R. Gammon, Moderator. 

J. F. Menius, Permanent Clerk 
Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



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TWO HUNDRED ANL EIGHTY-SIXTH STATED 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PDESBYTERY 

Eagle Springs, N. C., R.F.D., October 14, 1947. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Eighty-sixth Stated Meeting in the Bensalem Church at 
10:00 A. M., was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. 
R. R. Gammon, and was opened with prayer. 

Roll: The Mowing were present and enrolled or were 
enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery : 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, 
C. M. Gibbs, W. S. Golden, S. H. Fulton, D. F. Blue, L. C. LaMotte, 
R. R. Ramsey, Troy D. Mullis, T. A. Guton, A. M. Keith, R. L. 
Prince, J I. Knight, H. L. Hemphill, J. F. Menius, I. E. Hager, 
T. E. Davis, H. A. McBath, J. W. Mann, D. H. Dulin, R. R. Gam- 
mon, S. E. Howie, D. L. Jones, J. Cecil Lawrence, C. Rees Jenkins, 
James E. Porter, Thos. A. Fry, Jr., Wm. Knight Thompson, Chas. 
W. Worth, Walker B. Healy, Wm. B. Heyward, W. 0. Nelson, John 
W. Craven, W. A. Brown, C. I. Calcote. — 36. 

Ruling Elders: J. A. Hodgin, Antioch; W. C. Dowd, Bensalem; 
C^M. Coats, Berea; John Sloan, Bethesda; G. C. Taylor, Bluff; 
A. B. Byrd, Bunnlevel; Coy Maples, Cameron; D. A. Huffines, 
Cameron Hill; A. J. McDonald, Carthage. D. H. Wilkinson, Centre; 
W. B. Calhoun, Church-in-the-Pines ; M. A. McFarland, Church- 
of-the-Covenant; D. K. McKenzie, Culdee; D. A. McNeill, Cypress; 
J. E. Black, Dunn; H. F. Bost, Eagle Springs; V. G. Gregory, 
Ebenezer; W. N. McDuffie, Elise; Colin Black, Ephesus; Z. V. 
Blue, Eureka; C. C. Graham, Fairmont; Chas. G. Rose, Fayette- 
ville First; J. G. Shaw, Flat Branch; F. A. Monroe, Galatia; Har- 
vey Jackson, Godwin; Edward B. Hope, Highland; F. M. Davis, 
Iona; W. Edgar Graham, Jackson Springs; A. B. Parker, Lake- 
view; E. F. Murray, Laurel Hill; L. B. Mills, Laurinburg; H. C. 
Mann, Lillington; Lacy John, Lumber Bridge; J. Ernest Wilson, 
Manly; H. C. Cousar, Maxton; W. C. R. Williams, McMillan; M. M. 
Clark, McPherson; G. W. Mclntyre, Midway; Lee McFarland, 
Montpelier; Creech Sloan, Mt. Pisgah; D. E. Graham, Olivia; D. S. 
Currie, Parkton; J. H. Whittington, Plainview; J. J. Lee, Provi- 
dence; H. H. Hodgin, Red Springs; H. P. Johnson, Rex; S. L. 
Adams, Rowland; N. D. Black, Spring Lake; James Livingston, 
St. Pauls; J. M. Kelly, Union; H. C. Campen, Vaughn Memorial; 
J. H. Poole, West End. — 52. 

Organization : Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence was elected Mod- 
erator and Rev. A. M. Keith, Temporary Clerk. 

Visitors Introduced : The f olowing visitors were intro- 
duced and invited to sit as visiting brethren: Rev. Geo. 
F. Houck of Mecklenburg Presbytery, Rev. C. I. Calcote 
of South Carolina Presbytery, Rev. W. A. Brown of Ab- 
ingdon Presbytery, and Mr. W. G. Coxhead, Ruling Elder 



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of St. Johns Presbytery ; Rev. Robert L. McEath of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery, and Rev. Dan T. Caldwell of Orange 
Presbytery. 

Report of Program Committee : The Program Commit- 
tee presented a printed program wjhich was adopted for 
this meeting. 

Standing Committees: The following Standing Com- 
mittees were appointed: 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. Thos. A. Fry, Chairman; Rev. D. H. 
Dulin, and Rev. T. A. Guiton. 

Resolutions: Rev. C. W. Worth, Chairman, Rev. R. L. Prince. 

Welcome Extended : Rev. H. A. McBath, pastor of Ben- 
salem Church, extended a cordial welcome to the Presby- 
tery, to which the Moderator responded. 

Communications : The following communications were 
received and disposed of as indicated : 

a. From Rev. L. C. LaMotte, President of Presbyterian Jun- 
ior College, regarding the action of the 1947 Synod concerning 
Presbyterian Junior College. Referred to the Committee on Edu- 
cational Institutions. 

b. From Assembly's Stewardship Committee regarding the 
personnel of the Presbytery's Stewardship Committee. Referred 
to the Nominating Committee. 

c. From Rev. A. J. McKelway, Chief of Chaplains, Washing- 
ton, D. C, requesting a letter of transfer to Potomac Presbytery. 
This request was granted. 

d. Headquarters Third Army regarding the service which 
the ministers and churches may render in the return of the bodies 
of World War II dead. Received as information. 

e. From the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly regarding 
matters referred by the Assembly to the Presbyteries. Referred to 
the Committee on Assembly's Causes. 

f. From the "Christian Observer" and the Assembly's Stew- 
ardship Committee calling attention to "Church Paper Week," 
October 12-19. Received as information. 

g. Calls from Parkton, Lumber Bridge and Rex Churches for 
the pastoral services of Rev. W. A. Brown, and from Mt. Pisgah, 
Leaflet and Raven Rock Churches for the pastoral services of 
Rev. C. I. Calcote. Referred to the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work. 

h. Requests to be excused from attendance at this meeting of 
Presbytery : Rev. C. K. Taff e, Rev. H. G. Bedinger, Rev. C. G. Var- 
dell. Those requests were granted. 

Ministers Received: Rev. C. I. Calcote presented a let- 
ter of dismissal from the Presbytery of South Carolina 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 21 

and Rev. W. A. Brown from the Presbytery of Abingdon 
to this Presbytery. These Brethren were examined as 
required by the Book of Church Order, which examina- 
tion was sustained as satisfactory. It was ordered that 
they be enrolled in the Presbytery upon signing the ob- 
ligations required of its ministers. 

Report of Special Committee : The Special Committee 
on Cooperation and Union submitted its report which was 
received and the following recommendations adopted : 

Recommendations: 

1. The consideration of this report should be postponed, and 
docketed for action at an adjourned meeting of the Presbytery, to 
be held at some convenient date prior to December 15, 1947, and 
that this adjourned meeting be held in one of the larger churches, 
which is centrally located in the Presbytery: 

2. When Presbytery adjourns this meeting, that it adjourn 
to re-convene at the First Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, 
North Carolina on Tuesday, November 18, 1947 at 10:00 o'clock, 
A. M. 

3. Copies of this report be sent to every minister and Clerk 
of the Session of every church in the Presbytery, accompanied by 
a letter from the Moderator, urging the Ministers and the repre- 
sentatives of every church in the Presbytery to attend the adjourn- 
ed meeting; and that, prior to such meeting, the session and mem- 
bers of all of the churches give careful consideration to the matters 
contained in this report. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Chas. G. Rose, Chairman. 

Report of Nominating Committee: The Committee on 
Nominations made its report which was adopted. (See 
General Directory). 

Recommendations : 

1. That only those ministers engaged in active work in the 
Presbytery shall be members of boards of trustees and of commit- 
tees, but retired ministers may be eligible to serve on committees 
in an advisory capacity. 

2. That all committees with the exception of special commit- 
tees shall be on the rotary system. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. R. Gammon, Chairman. 

Recess: Presbytery took recess for ten minutes for 
preparation for the Communion Service. 



22 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Presbytery reconvened and heard the Presbyterial Ser- 
mon by the Retiring Moderator, Rev. R. R. Gammon on 
the text I Corinthians 1:10, after which Presbytery ob- 
served the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. 

Recess: Presbytery took recess for lunch after being 
led in prayer by Rev. C. W. Worth. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:15 P. M., and was opened 
with prayer by Rev. D. L. Jones. 

Report on Educational Institutions : The Committee on 
Educational Institutions presented Mr. W. G. Coxhead 
who spoke in the interest of Flora Macdonald College, 
and Rev. Louis C. LaMotte who spoke in the interest of 
Presbyterian Junior College. These addresses were re- 
ceived as information. 

Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work : 
The Commission on the Minister and His Work presented 
the following report which was adopted : 

Since its last report to Presbytery your Commission has sought 
to help in supplying vacant pulpits by recommending temporary 
supplies and giving lists or names of prospective pastors. In 
several cases your commission has advised concerning relations 
between pastors and churches with a view to promoting the peace 
and welfare of the church, in a quiet way. We have sought to help 
ministers with their problems. 

We recommend the adoption of the following recommendations : 
Recommendations : 

1. Since there is a conflict in the calls from the Parkton, 
Lumber Bridge, and Rex Churches for the pastoral services of 
Rev. W. A. Brown, that these calls be held by your Commission 
until this conflict can be removed, and that Mr. Brown be permitted 
to serve these Churches on such a schedule as may be worked out 
by himself and the churches until the calls may be properly drawn 
and returned to the Presbytery. 

2. That the calls for the pastoral services of Rev. C. I. Cal- 
cote from Mt. Pisgah Church at a salary of $1200.00 per year and 
free use of the manse for two morning services per month; from 
Leaflet Church at a salary of $1000.00 per year for one morning 
and one afternoon service per month, and from Raven Rock Church 
at a salary of $800.00 per year for one morning and one afternoon 
service per month, each of the three Churches agreeing to pay a 
sum equivalent to 7V&% of their respective salary into the Ministers 
Annuity Fund, be found in order and placed in his hands. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Louis C. LaMotte, Chairman. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 23 

Report of Commission: The Commission appointed by 
Fayetteville Presbytery to complete the examination of 
Mr. Billy Rich Lof lin as an applicant to be received under 
the care of the Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry 
submitted the following report which was admitted to 
the records of Presbytery and the Commission dissolved : 

The Commission met at Bensalem Church, October 14, 1948, 
at 2:00 P. M. and was opened with prayer. The following mem- 
bers were present: Rev. H. A. McBath, Chairman; Rev. T. E. 
Davis, Rev. R. R. Gammon and Ruling Elder J. H. Poole. 

The Commission received the report of the Committee on 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief on Mr. Billy Rich Loflin 
and heard his pastor, Rev. C. R. Jenkins. The Commission de- 
ferred the matter of receiving Mr. Loflin as a candidate for the 
ministry, but sought to encourage him to continue his studies and 
prove his fitness for the ministry. The matter was referred back 
to the Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 
The meeting was closed with prayer. 

H. A. McBath, Chairman. 
R. R. Gammon, Clerk. 

Calls Accepted: Rev. C. I. Calcote signified his accept- 
ance of the calls from the Mt. Pisgah, Leaflet and Raven 
Rock Churches, and the following commission was ap- 
pointed to install him as pastor of the three churches: 
Rev. CM. Gibbs, Rev. T. A. Guiton, Rev. S. E. Howie, 
and Ruling Elder V. G. Gregory. 

Report of Committee on Religious Education : The Com- 
mittee on Religious Education made the following report 
which was adopted: 

The 1947 minutes of the General Assembly report a total Sun- 
day School enrollment in Fayetteville Presbytery of 11,335. This is 
an increase of 394 over 1946. In 1946 there were 13 outposts or 
chapels and in 1947, 11. 

During the past summer 52 Vacation Bible Schools were held 
with an attendance of 4217. This is the largest number of schools 
ever reported. 

The Conferences for the Pioneers and Seniors were well at- 
tended, there being 189 at the Senior Conference with 25 workers 
and 310 at the Pioneer Conference with 32 workers. 

The Young People's work of the Presbytery has been effective- 
ly carried on and indications are that the work in the local churches 
among the youth is progressing in a fine way. The new program 
for the young people seems to have been well accepted. The Pres- 
bytery owes a debt of gratitude to Miss Fodie Buie, who has served 
so efficiently over many years as Adult Adviser to the Young Peo- 
ple of the Presbytery. 



24 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The Men of the Presbytery with Mr. Ryan McBryde as Pres- 
ident has set up a Men's Council and is making an attempt to more 
thoroughly organize the Presbytery and encourage Men's work in 
the local churches. 

The attention of the Presbytery is called to the Student Pro- 
gram under the supervision of the Synod's Committee on Religious 
Education. This program is carried on in the State supported in- 
stitutions of higher learning. The contributions to Synod's Com- 
mittee are shared with this work which follows our students in 
the State institutions of learning. 

Your Committee makes the following recommendations: 
Recommendations : 

1. That Sunday School extension be diligently continued, 
chapels and outposts being established where thought needed. (This 
is a part of the Presbyterian Program of Progress.) 

2. That Christian Family Week be observed in all churches 
May 2-9, 1948. 

3. That November 9. 1949, be observed as Young People's 

Night. 

4. That February 15, 1948, be observed as a Day of Prayer 
for Schools and Colleges. 

5. That from the surplus now in the Treasury from the 
Summer Conference $450.00 be donated to Flora Macdonald College 
for the purpose of redecorating two rooms in the dormitory in this 
way expressing our gratitude to Flora Macdonald College for al- 
lowing the Conferences the use of the buildings and grounds for 
more than 20 years. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. H. Fulton, Chairman. 

Report on Stewardship: The Stewardship Committee 
submitted the folowing recommendations which were 
adopted : 

1. That March 7, 1948, be designated as Every Member Can- 
vass Day; that our church be called upon to make this day a day 
of full dedication of life and property. 

2. That the theme of the Every Member Canvass for the year 
1948 be, "Every Presbyterian Progressing in Liberality." 

3. That the period February 2 — March 7, 1948 be designated 
as a special time for the emphasis of the Stewardship of Life and 
Possessions and that the pastors be urged to preach repeatedly on 
these themes. 

4. That the officers of every church be urged to make a 
thorough study of the giving habits of the membership of the 
church, with the purpose of increasing the liberality of those whose 
contributions have been small, and of enlisting those who are having 
no part in financing the work of the Church. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



25 



5. That special consideration and emphasis be given to "the 
separated portion," and the "Tithe" as a spiritual necessity for 
the development of the most effective Christians. 

6. That Presbytery accept the askings of $133,432.00 for 
regular benevolences for the Church year 1948-1949; that Presby- 
tery approve the Presbyterian Program of Progress and accept the 
askings of $167,087.00 as a total asking covering a period of five 
years; and that these amounts be apportioned to the churches as 
follows : 

STEWARDSHIP APPORTIONMENTS 





Benev. 


, P.P. 




Benev 


. P.P. 




1 Yr. { 


5Yrs. 




1 Yr. ! 


5Yrs. 


Antioch 


1865 


2311 


Lakeview 


207 


259 


Ashpole 


1630 


2037 


Laurel Hill 


2033 


2541 


Barbecue 


129 


161 


Laurinburg 


13082 


16352 


3ensalem 


750 


938 


Leaflet 


319 


399 


Benson 


90 


113 


Lillington 


1966 


2457 


Berea 


62 


78 


Lumber Bridge 


347 


434 


Bethel 


879 


1099 


Lumberton 


8512 


10640 


Bethesda 


4506 


5632 


Manley 


493 


616 


Big Rockfish 


442 


553 


Maxton 1st 


5762 


7203 


Bluff 


532 


665 


McMillan 


325 


406 


Brownson Memorial 


857 


1071 


McPherson 


2548 


3185 


Buie's Creek 


17 


21 


McNair Memorial 


11 


14 


Bunnlevel 


325 


406 


Midway 


599 


749 


Cameron 


1355 


1694 


Montpelier 


2173 


2716 


Cameron Hill 


185 


231 


Mt. Pisgah 


560 


700 


Campbellton 


101 


126 


Mt. Tabor 


61 


76 


Cape Fear 


39 


49 


Naomi 


62 


77 


Carthoge 


2307 


2884 


Olivia 


1282 


1603 


Cedar Rock 


168 


210 


Palestine 


62 


77 


Center 


1277 


1596 


Parkton 


907 


1134 


Ch. in the Pines 


1529 


1904 


Pembroke 


252 


315 


Ch. of the Covenant 442 


553 


Philadelphius 


840 


1050 


Circle Court 


112 


140 


Philippi 


34 


43 


Comfort 


336 


420 


Pinehurst 


554 


693 


Culdee 


599 


749 


Plainview 


34 


43 


Cypress 


392 


490 


Priest Hill 


101 


126 


Dundarrack 


39 


49 


Providence 


129 


161 


Dunn 


3651 


4564 


Raeford 


9375 


11719 


Eagle Springs 


129 


161 


Raven Rock 


756 


935 


Ebenezer 


90 


112 


Red Springs 


6832 


8540 


Elise 


627 


784 


Rex 


970 


1112 


Ephesus 


711 


889 


Rowland 


1484 


1855 


Erwin 


913 


1141 


Sardis 


90 


113 


Eureka 


605 


756 


Sherwood 


347 


434 


Fairmont 


1008 


1260 


Shiloh 


1142 


1428 


Fayeteville 1st. 


18329 


22911 


Smyrna 


834 


1033 


Flat Branch 


790 


988 


Spence 


11 


14 


Four Oaks 


56 


70 


Spies 


45 


56 


Galatia 


862 


1078 


Spring Lake 


67 


84 


Gibson 


521 


651 


St. Pauls 


3125 


3906 



26 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Godwin 846 1058 Sunnyside 1747 2184 

Grove 224 280 Union 162 203 

Highland 9666 12082 Unity 61 76 

Horseshoe 28 35 Vass 862 1078 

Hope Mills 157 196 Vaughn Memorial 56 70 

Iona 941 1176 West End 722 903 

Jackson Springs 1344 1680 Westminister 73 91 

7. That the benevolent contributions of 1948-49 be distributed 
on the following percentage basis: 

Assembly's Causes: 

Foreign Missions 21.10 % 

Assembly's Home Missions 9.00 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 6.00 

Religious Education and Publication 1.70 

Assembly's Training School 1.85 

Bible Cause .375 

Defense Service Council .625 

War Relief 1.35 

Evaneglism .375 

Radio .95 

Negro Work 2.20 

Christian Relations .375 

Montreat .60 

Synod's Causes: 

Synod's Home Missions 10.00 

Educational Institutions 12.50 

Union Seminary 1.50 

Orphan's Home 4.00 

Synod's Religious Education 3.50 

Home for the Aged 1.00 

Wm. Black Home 1.00 

Presbytery's Causes: 

Presbytery's Home Missions 19.50 

Presbytery's Religious Education .50 

Total 100.00% 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. F. Menius, Chairman. 

Report of Bible Cause : The Committee on Assembly's 
Causes submitted the following report which was adopt- 
ed: 

We of the Church have but two means of telling our story. 
One is by personal contact such as our missionaries make. The 
other is by the spreading of Bibles and Scripture portions. While 
the former is more effective, the latter is more practicable and far 
cheaper today. 

We would not set one of these methods over against the other, 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 27 

and yet must face the fact that we must strengthen both. In the 
face of a regular budget of one and a half million dollars for For- 
eign Missions and a special budget of four million in the Program 
of Progress for the same cause, it seems almost stupid for our 
Assembly to refuse the fifty thousand dollar request of the Ameri- 
can Bible Society and grant them but twenty six thousand of a 
three and a half million dollar budget. 

Therefore your committee would recommended the following 
recommendations : 

Recommendations : 

1. That all churches observe the First Sunday in December 
as Bible Sunday. 

2. That pastors study the report of the American Bible Soci- 
ety Committee in the last Assembly's Minutes. 

3. That congregations be acquainted with the importance 
and the need for Scriptures. 

4. That the congregations be urged to give liberally to this 
cause in order that we may not fail to meet this opportunity. 

5. That pending the adoption of this report the Presbytery 
be lead in prayer by Mr. R. R. Gammon for this cause. 

6. That the name of the committee be changed from "Bible 
Cause" to "Committee on American Bible Society" in order to 
conform with a similar change in the General Assembly. 

7. That all churches be urged to take part in the National 
Bible reading campaign from Thanksgiving to Christmas. 

It must also be noted that lack of funds made it necessary 
for the Bible Society to send to Germany only one tenth of the 
Bibles requested. And that China will receive a smaller number 
than that. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thos. A. Fry, Jr., Chairman 

Report on Minutes of General Assembly : The report of 
the Committee on the Minutes of the General Assembly- 
was submitted by Rev. R. R. Ramsey, received and placed 
on the docket for the January meeting of Presbytery. 

Report on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: 
The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief made its report which was received as information. 
The Committee presented to the Presbytery Mr. Fred 
Holder who asked to be taken under the care of Presby- 
tery as a candidate for the ministry. The committee 
recommended the approval of the necessary credentials 
submitted by Mr. Holder, which action the Presbytery 
took. Mr. Holder was examined as required by the Book 
of Church Order, which examination was sustained as 
satisfactory. Having answered the constitutional ques- 



28 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

tions asked of candidates in the affirmative, it was or- 
dered that Mr. Holder be enrolled as a candidate for the 
ministry under the care of this Presbytery. The prayer 
was offered by Rev. T. E. Davis who also charged the 
candidate. 

Program Of Progress : Presbytery placed the responsi- 
bility of setting up and promoting the Presbyterian Pro- 
gram of Progress in the hands of the Stewardship Com- 
mittee. 

Educational Institutions : Presbytery heard Rev. D. T. 
Caldwell, the Synod's Director of Educational Institions, 
in the interest of these institutions. 

Report of Resolutions: The Committee on Resolutions 
presented the following report which was adopted by a 
rising vote: 

We are grateful to God for this another opportunity to gather 
as a group of Presbyters to plan the work of the Kingdom as com- 
mitted into our hands. We rejoice in the helpful Christian fellow- 
ship and in the evidences of God's blessings upon us. We pray for 
Divine guidance in the many and perplexing problems of our min- 
istry, and we press forward with the assurance of the eternal 
promises of Almighty God. 

We wish to express our sincere thanks to the pastor and people 
of Bensalem Church for their cordial welcome and bountiful hos- 
pitality, and to congratulate them for the fine work of restoration 
on their lovely and historic church building. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. W. Worth, Chairman. 

Place of meeting: Presbytery accepted the invitation 
of the Pinehurst Community Church, Pinehurst, N. C, 
for the January meeting of Presbytery. 

Moderator Nominated: Mr. Walter E. Blue, a ruling 
elder of the Brownson Memorial Church was nominated 
for moderator of the next meeting of Presbytery. 

Minutes Read: The minutes of today's sessions were 
read and adopted. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet in adjourned 
session in the First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, 
N. C, on November 18, 1947, at 10:00 A. M. 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Moderator. 
J. F. Menius, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 29 

ADJOURNED SESSION OS FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, November 18, 1947. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in adjourned session in the 
First Presbyterian Church at 10:00 A. M., was called to 
order by the Moderator, Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, and was 
opened with devotional exercises consisting of the sing- 
ing of a hymn, Scripture reading and a season of prayer. 

Roll: The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, C. M. Gibbs, S. H. Fulton, R. L. 
Alexander, L. C. LaMotte, R. R. Ramsey, Troy D. Mullis, T. A. 
Guiton, A. M. Keith, R. L. Prince, J. I. Knight, H. L. Hemphill, 
J. F. Menius, I. E. Hager, Thompson E. Davis, H. A. McBath, J. W. 
Mann, D. H. Dulin, R. R. Gammon, S. E. Howie, J. Cecil Lawrence, 
James E. Porter, Thomas A. Fry, Jr., Wm. Knight Thompson, 
Chas. W. Worth, C. K. Taffe, Walker B. Healy, Wm. B. Heyward, 
W. O. Nelson, John W. Craven, W. A. Brown, C. I. Calcote. — 32. 

Ruling Elders: J. A. Hodgin, Antioch; C. J. McCallum, Ash- 
pole; J. H. Clark, Barbecue; J. A. Kelly, Bensalem; Wm. J. Bare- 
foot, Benson; Shepherd Byrd, Berea; Ryan McBryde, Bethel; J. H. 
Suttenfield, Bethesda; G. C. Taylor, Bluff; A. B. Byrd, Bunnlevel; 
P. T. Hopkins, Cameron; D. A. Huf fines, Cameron Hill; William 
Calhoun, Church-in-the-Pines ; John L. B. Parker, Circle Court; 
D. A. McNeill, Cypress; J. E. Black, Dunn; Isaac E. Hendren, 
Eagle Springs; V. G. Gregory, Ebenezer; W. N. McDuffie, Elise; 
Colin Black, Ephesus; D. E. Lassiter, Erwin; Chas. G. Rose, Fay- 
etteville First; F. A. Monroe, Galatia; Ernest Tart, Grove; Ed- 
ward B. Hope, Highland; F. M. Davis, Iona; Edgar Graham, Jack- 
son Springs; A. B. Parker, Lakeview; E. F. Murray, Laurel Hill; 
L. B. Mills, Laurinburg; Sidney G. Thomas, Leaflet; Chas. Ross, 
Lillington; John L. McLean, Lumberton; Clyde L. Green, Maxton 
First; W. C. R. Williams, McMillan; G. W. Mclntyre, Midway; 
Lee McFarland, Montpelier; Creech Sloan, Mt. Pisgah; Alton J. 
Harrington, Olivia; D. S. Curiae, Parkton; J. C. Bailey, Providence; 
Elisha Worrell, Raven Rock; R. L. Murray, Raeford; H. P. John- 
son, Rex; H. H. Hodgin, Red Springs; M. D. Black, Spring Lake; 
L. L. McGoogan, St. Pauls; J. M. Bulla, Sunnyside; J. S. Mc- 
Lauchlin, Union; H. C. Campen, Vaughn Memorial. — 50. 

Visitors : A large number of visiting ruling elders were 
present and Presbytery extended to them the privileges 
of the floor in the discussion of the report of the Special 
Committee on Cooperation and Union and the Federal 
Council. 

Special Order: Rev. Walker B. Healy extended a wel- 
come from the First Church and requested that Rev. 
Richard T. Gillespie be heard at 12 :00 noon on the Pro- 
gram of Progress. 



30 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Report of Special Committee : The Special Committee 
on Cooperation and Union and The Federal Council pre- 
sented its report. Sections I. and II. of the report were 
adopted as amended. The order of the day having ar- 
rived, Presbytery postponed further consideration of 
the report until the afternoon session. 

Recess: Presbytery took recess for ten minutes, after 
wjiich it reconvened and was led in prayer by Rev. H. A. 
McBath. 

Address : Presbytery heard Rev. R. T. Gillespie on the 
Program of Progress. Presbytery instructed the Stew- 
ardship Committee to arrange, if possible, a meeting of 
the laymen of the Church to discuss the Program of 
Progress. 

Recess : Presbytery engaged in prayer and took recess 
for lunch. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1:30 P. M. and engaged in 
devotional exercises. 

Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work : 
The Commission on the Minister and His Work made the 
following recommendations which were adopted : 

Recommendations : 

1. That the calls for the pastoral services of Rev. W. A. 
Brown be found in order and placed in his hands; from Parkton 
Church at a salary of $2000.00 per year and free use of the manse 
for three morning services per month and from Rex Church at a 
salary of $1000.00 per year for one morning and one evening ser- 
vice per month, both churches agreeing to pay into the Ministers 
Annuity Fund a sum equivalent to 7%% of the respective salaries. 

2. That the call from the Church-in-the-Pines for the pastoral 
services of Rev. John W. Craven at a salary of $2400.00 per year 
and $400.00 per year travel allowance, free use of the manse and 
a sum equivalent to 7%% of the salary be paid into the Ministers 
Annuity Fund for his full time, be found in order and placed in 
his hands. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Louis C. LaMotte, Chairman. 

Calls Accepted : Rev. W. A. Brown signified his accept- 
ance of the calls from Parkton and Rex Churches and the 
following commission was appointed to install him as 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 31 

pastor of said churches: Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, Rev. 
Walker B. Healy, Rev. Thos. A. Fry, Jr., and Ruling 
Elders J. Arthur McRae and W. D. McCormick. Rev. 
Jojin W. Craven signified his acceptance of the call from 
the Church-in-the-Pines and the following commission 
was appointed to install him as pastor of said church: 
Rev. S. H. Fulton, Rev. C. H. Maury, Rev. L. C. LaMotte 
and Ruling Elders Ralph Morrison and C. E. Beman. In 
each commission two ministers and one ruling elder are 
to constitute a quorum. 

Report on Federal Council : Presbytery resumed consid- 
eration of the report of the Special Committee on Co- 
operation and Union and The Federal Council. Section 
III. of tjie report dealing with the Federal Council was 
adopted by a vote of 44 for and 34 against the report. 
The report as a whole was adopted as amended and is as 
follows : 

The Special Committee appointed at the July, 1947 meeting 
of FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY, "to study and report to the 
Fall Meeting of Presbytery on the Question of Union with the 
Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, the question 
of church property, and the relation of our church to the Federal 
Council of Churches of Christ in America, and on all questions 
growing out of these matters," met in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Fayetteville, N. C. on the 19th day of September with 
a full attendance of the members of the Committee. 

With a full realization of the deep interest of our ministers, 
officers and members in these vital questions now before our Church 
Courts, and the far-reaching effects that the proper answers there- 
to will have on the interest of the Kingdom of God and the future 
of the church as a part of the Kingdom, we have prayerfully and 
earnestly considered the same, and we respectfully report as fol- 
lows: 



UNION WITH THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, U. S. A. 

For many years there have been efforts made on behalf of the 
Presbyterian Church U. S. and the Presbyterian Church U. S. A. 
to bring about a re-union of the two churches, which separated in 
1861 ; and these efforts have been, at various times, directed toward 
a Federal union, or an Organic union. 

At the meeting of the General Assembly held in 1943, the first 
tentative draft of a proposed organic union was submitted by the 
Permanent Committee on Co-operation and Union. This draft was 
distributed to the ministers of our church and others for criticism 
and suggestions. Many such criticisms were made and the Perm- 
anent Committee considered the same for four years; and, at the 
1947 General Assembly, the revised plan of re-union was submitted. 



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and the Assembly referred the plan to the Standing Committee on 
Foreign Relations. The report of the Standing Committee was 
adopted as follows: 

"WE RECOMMEND: 

1. (Not applicable to the duties of our Committee.) 

2. That the recommendations of the Committee on Cooperation 
and Union, one to four, Section IV, of its reported, be adopted. 
These recommendations are as follows: 

1. That the Assembly receive the Plan for study and 
comment only, during the year 1947, pending its further 
revision and completion in detail prior to the 1948 Assem- 
bly. All comments are to be sent to the Stated Clerk of 
the general Assembly. 

2. That the Assembly request all Presbyteries and Syn- 
ods to erect Committees to make special study of the Plan 
with a view to its presentation to those Courts. 

3. That the Assembly request ministers throughout the 
church to instruct the officers and people as to the content 
of the Plan in order that they may be intelligently inform- 
ed. 

4. That the Assembly authorize the Stated Clerk to send 
a copy of the Plan to every minister and Clerk of Session, 
and to make available sufficient additional copies to be 
distributed to such officers and members as may apply for 
them. 

3. That the Assembly sends down the above recommendations 
without, at this time, expressing either approval or disapprov- 
al of the plan of union." 

It should be noted that the proposed plan of re-union is sub- 
mitted to the Presbyteries "for study and comment only." The 
form and content of the plan is before this Presbytery and other 
Presbyteries of our church only for the purpose of study, criticism, 
suggestions and comment. The actual question of union with the 
Presbyterian Church U. S. A. is not now properly before the Pres- 
bytery for definite action. This question of union may, or may 
not, be later sent down by the General Assembly for action by the 
Presbytery, in accordance with the constitution of our Church. 

We call your attention to the following matters of vital in- 
terest appearing in the plan: 

(A) DOCTRINAL STANDARDS, as set out therein, are substan- 
tially the same as now held by both churches since the formation 
of the Presbyterian Church in the United States in 1788. 
These are, first the Supreme Standard: 

1. "The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments acknowl- 
edged as the inspired Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith 
and practice." 

And as the Subordinate Standards: 

2. "The Westminister Confession of Faith and the Larger 
and Shorter Catechisms." These standards are now, and have been 
for more than a century, common to and recognized by both of the 



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Presbyterian Churches; and these doctrinal standards have never 
been qeustioned in any of the conferences between the representa- 
tives of the two churches. 

One of the main objections by the brethren, who are opposed 
to Union, is that some of the leaders of the Presbyterian Church 
U. S. A. are more liberal in their construction of the meaning of 
these standards than the construction placed thereon by the mem- 
bers of the Presbyterian Church U. S. 

There can be no serious criticism as to the form and content of 
the standards in the plan as submitted. 

(B) As to "The Book of Church Order," it is practically impossible 
to give in this report in detail the various differences, large and 
small, between our present Book of Church Order and that contain- 
ed in the plan of union submitted. Some of the more important 
ones are: 

(1) On page 88, Chapter 9, sub-section 3, " a particular church 
may elect and the session ordain women as ruling elders." 

On page 89, Chapter 10, section 3 contains a similar pro- 
vision in the election and ordination of women as deacons. 

In keeping with this, under Chapter 17, pages 106 and 
107, it is provided that women may be elected and ordained as 
elders or deacons. 

(2) The Ordination Vows of ministers and church officers 
have eliminated the last clause of the second vow to the effect that 
— "And do you further promise that, if at any time you find your- 
self out of accord with any of the fundamentals of this system of 
doctrine, you will, on your own initiative, make known to your 
Presbytery (or session in case of a ruling elder or deacon), the 
change which has taken place in your views since the assumption of 
this ordination vow?" 

We are informed that this matter was given most careful 
consideration at several meetings of the Joint Committees of the 
two churches, and it was finally decided that this vow should be 
the same as that originally adopted by the Presbyterian Church, 
when it was first organized in the United States and also adopted 
when the Southern Presbyterian Church was formed in 1861. We 
are informed that the added clause was placed in our Book of 
Church Order when revised by the General Assembly in 1924. 

(3) The present plan does not provide for any change in the 
geographical boundaries of the present Synods of our church, but 
these Synods have been given increased powers in many matters, 
and the control of the affairs of the General Assembly have been 
to some extent restricted, and the Synod would have more authority 
over local affairs, within its jurisdiction. 

On page 98, Chapter 13, Section 1, authority is given to 
the Presbyteries to make the Synod a representative body of the 
Presbyteries, so as to make the membership of Synod composed of 
representatives elected by the Presbyteries, and not as now con- 
stituted of all ministers and one elder from each church. This is an 
optional form, which may be used in larger Synods. 

(4) Chapter 28, page 133 provides for a General Council, 



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which, subject to the authority of the General Assembly, shall as- 
sume and discharge certain supervisory duties which are very 
similar to our General Assembly's Committee on Stewardship. 

On page 135 of that chapter, the Synods and Presbyteries 
"may elect" the General Council with certain prescribed duties. 

(5) Chapter 30 on "INCORPORATION" contains provisions 
authorizing the General Assembly, the Synod, the Presbytery, and 
particular church, to incorporate in order to facilitate the manage- 
ment of temporal affairs, but there is no requirement that a par- 
ticular church must incorporate. 

(C) THE CONCURRENT DECLARATIONS, while not a part of 
the ecclesiastical constitution of the proposed leunited church, con- 
stitute "a solemn contract" between the two Presbyterian bodies 
in the event there is a reunion, and these declarations are of the 
utmost importance in considering the plan of union. 

It will be noted that the name of the reunited church is to be 
"THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE UNITED STATES." 
(See page 9). 

A large portion of the declaration provides administrative 
machinery for perfecting the union, if and when the plan is adopted 
in the constitutional manner by the two churches. It is suggested 
that these should be carefully read, and it should be noted that if 
and when the union is voted, it will be ten years before the merger 
of the various administrative and executive agencies can be com- 
pleted. It should also be noted that the Special Commission of fifty 
members, to bring about these results, is to be divided equally be- 
tween the two churches. This commission has various powers set 
out in Section 6 and the various sub-sections. 

Several sections of the Concurrent Declarations relate to prop- 
erty rights, and we call attention especially to the following: 

1. The continuity in the ownership of the Montreat property 
is to be preserved in keeping with the present Trust Arrangement 
required by the Charter of the Mountain Retreat Association. (See 
the second paragraph under Section 7, page 15.) 

2. In an effort to avoid disputes and litigation as to church 
property, and to keep all such controversies localized, section 8 on 
page 16 was agreed upon after much discussion and debate. This 
section provides that all disputes and litigation concerning proper- 
ty are to be settled by a Presbytery of jurisdiction, and reviewed 
only by the Synod. The General Assembly would have no appellate 
jurisdiction. Thus it is hoped that unseemly suits in the Civil 
Courts, over church properly, may be avoided, and possibly prevent 
suits such as the famous case of Watson versus Jones, decided by 
the Supreme Court of the United States in 1871, and familiarly 
known as "The Walnut Street Church Case." Of course, it is real- 
ized that the constitution of the church cannot prevent the mem- 
bers of any church from entering the Civil Courts in the event of 
dispute as to the title of property.- This section will at least pro- 
vide an ecclesiastical court which can adjust such disputes inside 
the Presbyterian family. 

3. It is suggested that Section 9, on page 16, be given the most 



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careful study. We are informed that this section was adopted 
after much debate not only in the Permanent Committee of Co- 
operation and Union of our church, but also in the joint meeting" 
of the two Committees. It provides a method by which dissenting 
churches in the Southern Presbyterian Church may remain out of 
the union, in the event a church decides "not to enter the reunited 
church." 

Such procedure, as set out in this paragraph, is not in keeping 
with our Presbyterian system of church government and control. 

Our church is one church — "A spiritual commonwealth" — 
(Book of Church Order, section 15) ; and, when the constitutional 
method of voting has been complied with, and our church unites 
with another church, both churches merge into the new ecclesiasti- 
cal commonwealth, and thereupon all churches, together with their 
property, follow the vote so taken. 

Every minister of our church, as well as other officers, when 
they took the vows of ordination solemnly agreed that they approv- 
ed the form of government of our church, and when every member 
unites with the church, he takes a solemn convenant to submit to 
the government and discipline of the church. When the form of 
government provides a means for union with another church, and 
the requirements are complied with, the particular church and its 
members should submit to the ruling of the higher powers, whether 
they like it or not. 

We recommend that the plan of union be approved as to form 
and content, without expressing approval or disapproval of union 
with the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America at 
this time, with the following excepion: 

That section No. 9 of the Proposed Plan be delected. 

II. 

CHURCH PROPERTY 

Section 4 of the report of the Assembly's Standing Committee 
on Foreign Relations, set out on page one of this report, is as fol- 
lows: 

"We recommend that overture from the Presbytery of Cen- 
tral Mississippi (No. 38) with reference to an amendment of the 
Book of Church Order for protection of church property of churches 
not desiring to enter the union be submitted to the Presbyteries 
together with the plan of reunion for their study and comment. 

"Overture No. 38, Minutes of the 1947 General Assembly, page 
35, is as follows: 

'The Presbytery of Central Mississippi overtures the General 
Assembly as follows: That the Book of Church Order be amended 
by substituting for section No. 158 the following: 

158. (a) All particular churches now connected with the 
Presbyterian Church in the United States and all particular church- 
es which shall hereafter be organized or exist under its jurisdic- 
tion, shall be entitled to acquire, hold, enjoy, and dispose of their 
local properties, without any right of reversion to any Presbytery 



36 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

or other church court, except when a church shall become extinct 
or cease to exist, and no person or persons shall claim the property, 
in which case the Presbytery shall take over and use or dispose of 
the property in such manner as it may see fit. 

(b) The right of a particular church, Presbytery, or Synod 
to acquire, hold, own, enjoy and dispose of its property by a ma- 
jority, not of its entire membership, but of the members who were 
present and voting at a meeting of such church, Presbytery, or 
Synod, shall not be affected or impaired by any union, merger, or 
consolidation of the Presbyterian Church in the United States with 
any other ecclesiastical body or religious organization, it being the 
intention to make this provision a rule of property governing such 
partcular churches, Presbyteries, and Synods, any rulings by the 
Civil Courts to the contrary notwithstanding." 

The adoption of this proposed amendment to our Book of 
Church Order would have the effect of placing in our constitution 
a congregational form of the ownership of church property, which 
disregards the trusteeship of the particular church, Presbytery, 
and Synod, and is not only not in keeping with, but definitely con- 
trary to the historical Presbyterian standards and constitution. 
Within the past 15 years amendments of similar purpose have 
been twice submitted by the General Assembly to the Presbyteries 
for advice and comment; and, on both occasions, a majority of the 
Presbyteries have voted against the proposals to change the Book 
of Church Order. 

(See General Assembly Digest 1861-1944, page 80; General 
Assembly Minutes 1932, page 142; 1938, page 60.) 

We recommend that Presbytery do not approve of the form 
and content of Overture No. 38, and that the Presbytery ask the 
General Assembly to answer this overture in the negative. 

III. 

FEDERAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES OF CHRIST 
IN AMERICA 

(See General Assembly's Minutes, pages 91-92) 

A portion of the report of the Assembly's Standing Commit- 
tee on Foreign Relations was as follows: 

1 — (1) WHEREAS an unprecedented number of Presbyteries 
has overtured this Assembly protesting the alleged improper acts 
of the Federal Council and/or requesting the withdrawal of our 
Church from membership in the Federal Council; and, 

(2) WHEREAS, in 1943, the General Assembly registered the 
following statement on the question of the Federal Council, namely 
". . . . its judgment, that because of the difference of opinion in 
our Church and the vital importance of this question, the General 
Assembly should ultimately submit it to the Presbyteries after the 
close of the war." (1943, page 59). 

(3) THEREFORE, we recommend that this Assembmly here- 
by submit immediately to the Presbyteries the question of withdraw- 



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al of the Presbyterian Church in the United States from member- 
ship in the Federal Council of Church of Christ in America. 

(4) That the General Assembly in passing this question down 
to the Presbyteries does so without expressing either approval or 
disapproval of the present relationship between the Presbyterian 
Church in th United States and the Federal Council of Churches 
of Christ in America. 

2 — We recommend that overture 31 from the Presbytery of Nash- 
ville be answered in the affirmative as follows: "That the General 
Assembly shall, through its regularly appointed representatives 
on the Executive Committee of the Federal Council of Churches of 
Christ in America, make clear to that body that it cannot and does 
not speak for the Presbyterian Church in the U. S., when its 
leaders or spokesmen make statements upon doctrinal matters 
which run counter to the standards of our Church." 

3 — We recommend that overture 32 from the Presbytery of 
Knoxville criticizing actions and statements of the Federal Coun- 
cil be referred to the Committee on Christian Relations for their 
consideration and report. 

4 — We recommend that overtures from Presbyteries of East 
Mississippi, Holston, Mecklenburg, Meridian, Knoxville, Tusca- 
loosa, Central Mississippi, Congaree, East Alabama, Pine Bluff, 
Asheville ,and Florida (Nos. 20-28, 88-9- ) requesting immediate 
withdrawal from the Federal Council of Churches in America be 
answered in the negative, and reference be made to IV 1 of this 
report. 

5 — We recommend that overtures from the Presbyteries of Ka- 
nawha and Augusta, (Nos. 20 and 30) with reference to submission 
of the relationship of the General Assembly to the Federal Council 
to the Presbyteries be answered in the affirmative and referencs 
be made to IV 1 of this report." 

While we do not agree with many actions taken by some of 
the agents and representatives of the FEDERAL COUNCIL OF 
CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN AMERICA, we are of the oRinion 
that the Protestant forces in America, whose members are willing 
to confess that The Lord, Jesus Christ, is The Divine Lord and 
Saviour of this world, should maintain one fighting front, and, 
as such, our church should stand in the ranks with the twenty-four 
other Evangelical Churches in combatting godless communism and 
like forces of evil. The FEDERAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES 
OF CHRIST IN AMERICA affords to our Church the most ef- 
fective fighting front at the present time. 

If the Churches of Christ in America expect to unite the forces 
of one world, to believe in our Lord and Saviour, we should show 
a willingness among the churches professing such faith to unite in 
a common cause. We cannot effectively meet the task of the whole 
Christian forces by remaining isolationists. 

We recommend that, for the present, we remain members of 
the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America, and instruct 
cur representatives to use their best efforts to correct any mis- 



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takes which may have been heretofore committed by the Council 
or its representatives, and join in the common effort to combat evil. 

Respectfull submitted, 

Chas. G. Rose, Chairman. 

Chas. W. Worth. 

H. G. Bedinger. 

R. L. Alexander. 

Ryan McBryde. 

Edward B. Hope, Secretary. 

Chas. Ross. 

Expression of Thanks : Presbytery expressed its grati- 
tude to the Special Committee on Cooperation and Union 
and The Federal Council for the splendid work which it 
had done, and to the First Church for the delicious lun- 
cheon by 1 a rising vote. 

Minutes Read: The minutes of today's session were 
read and adopted. 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer by 
Rev. W. A. Brown to meet in the Community Church, 
Pinehurst, N. C, on January 13, 1948, at 10:00 A. M. 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Moderator. 

J. F. Menius, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 39 

CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, December 19, 1947 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church at 11:00 A. M., was called to 
order by the Moderator, Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence and was 
opened with prayer by Rev. D. F. Blue. 

Roll : The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, C. M. Gibbs, D. F. Blue, L. C. La- 
Motte, E. D. McMahan, T. A. Guiton, H. L. Hemphill, J. F. Menius, 
Thompson E. Davis, J. W. Mann, R. R. Gammon, S. E. Howie, J. 
Cecil Lawrence, Thos. A. Fry, Jr., C. K. Taffe, Walker B. Healy, 
Wm. B. Heyward, W. A. Brown. — 17. 

Ruling Elders: F. A. Monroe, Galatia; Thasier Arnett, Hope 
Mills; J. Browne Evans, St. Pauls; J. S. McLauchlin, Union. — 4. 

Call Read : The following call for this meeting was read 
and found in order: 

Dunn, N. C. December 9, 1947. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, we hereby 
call Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Fayetteville, N. €., on Friday, December 19, 1947, at 11:00 
A. M., to transact the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relations existing between Rev. 
H. L. Hemphill and the Galatia and Hope Mills Churches. 

2. To receive and act on a report of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work. 

3. To discuss a program of Visitation Evangelism for the 
Presbytery. 

4. To transact any business growing out of the above items. 

Signed : 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Moderator. 

C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 

Minister Resigns: Rev. H. L. Hemphill offered his 
resignation as pastor of Galatia and Hope Mills Church-, 
es. The churches were heard from through their repre- 
sentatives who reported that the churches concurred with 
the pastor in the request that the pastoral relations be- 
ween Mr. Hempjiill and the said churches be dissolved. 
This resignation was accepted and the pastoral relations 
dissolved effective December 31, 1947. 

Report of Commission on Minister and His Work : The 



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Commission on the Minister and His Work made a report 
which was received as information. 

Visiting Evangelism : Presbytery entered into a discus- 
cussion of Visitation Evangelism. This matter was re- 
ferred to the Sub-Chairman on Evangelism and Rev. J. F. 
Menius and Rev. R. R. Gammon were appointed to serve 
with him on this committee. 

Prayer Offered: Presbytery engaged in a season of 
prayer for the churches made vacant by the resignation 
of Rev. H. L. Hemphill and for the pastor as he leaves 
these churches. 

Minutes Read: The minutes of today's sessions were 
read and adopted. 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer by 
Rev. T. A. Guiton. 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Moderator. 

J. F. Menius, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



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TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SEVENTH STATED 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY. 

Pinehurst, N. C, January 13, 1948. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Eighty-seventh Stated Meeting in the Pinehurst Com- 
munity Church at 10:00 A. M., was called to order by the 
Moderator, Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence, and was opened with 
prayer. 

Roll : The following were present and enrolled or were 
enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery : 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, C. M. Gibbs, W. S. Golden, S. H. 
Fulton, R. L. Alexander, D. F. Blue, L. C. LaMotte, R. R. Ramsey, 
Troy D. Mullis, T. A. Guiton, A. M. Keith, R. L. Prince, J. I. 
Knight, C. H. Maury, H. L. Hemphill, J. F. Menius, T. E. Davis, 
H. A. McBath, J. W. Mann, D. H. Dulin, R. R. Gammon, S. E. 
Howie, D. L. Jones, J. C. Lawrence, C. R. Jenkins, J. E. Porter, 
W. K. Thompson, C. W. Worth, C. K. Taffe, W. B. Heyward, W. 0. 
Nelson, John W. Craven, W. A. Brown, C. I. Calcote. — 34. 

Ruling Elders: A. McEachern, Antioch; C. A. Alford, Ash- 
pole; C. M. Coats, Berea; H. Clifton Blue, Bethesda; Dan R. Mc- 
Neill, Brownson Memorial; A. J. Bain, Bunnlevel ; D. A. Huffines, 
Cameron Hill; C. A. Prevost, Carthage; A. L. Campbell, Centre; 
J. L. Hargrave, Church-in-the-Pines ; J. Louis B. Parker, Circle 
Court; Patrick McKenzie, Culdee; N. C. Smith, Cypress; T. H. 
Sansom, Dunn; Isaac E. Hendren, Eagle Springs; W. P. Saunders, 
Elise; D. C. Holder, Ephesus; S. J. Clark, Erwin; Walter Mc- 
Caskill, Eureka; W. J. Bulla, Fayetteville First; G. M. Ray, Gala- 
tia; E. A. McPhail, Godwin; G. E. Edgerton, Highland; John A. 
Patterson, Jackson Springs; O. D. Causey, Lakeview; H. F. Mon- 
roe, Laurel Hill; J. L. Sutherland, Jr., Laurinburg; Neill McK. 
Salmon, Lillington; L. McK. Parker, Lumberton; H. C. Cousar, 
Maxton; H. R. McMillan, McMillan; Lacy McArthur, McPherson; 
R. L. Lytch, Midway; R. R. Patterson, Montpelier; Jim McFar- 
land, Mt. Pisgah; J. C. Webber, Olivia; S. J. Thomasson, Parkton; 
H. W. Eberhardt, Pinehurst Community; W. L. Poole, Raeford; 
John C. Graham, Red Springs; J. L. T. Smith, Rex; J. A. Fair- 
cloth, Rowland; Bethel Dunlap, Spies; C. L. Monroe, St. Pauls; 
J. P. Swett, Union; N. N. McLean, Vass; H. C. Campen, Vaughn 
Memorial. 

Organization : Rev. C. W. Worth was elected Moderator 
and Rev. David F. Blue Temporary Clerk. 

Report of Program Committee : The Program Commit- 
tee submitted a printed program which was adopted for 
this meeting of Presbytery. 

Standing Committees : The following Standing Commit- 



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tees were appointed : 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. R. L. Alexander, Chairman; Rev. 
W. S. Golden and Mr. J. S. McLauchlin. 

Resolutions: Rev. R. R. Ramsey, Chairman; Rev. T. E. Davis 
and Mr. H. Clifton Blue. 

Communications: The following communications were 
received and disposed of as indicated: 

a. A request from the Flat Branch Church for a transfer of 
the title to the Flat Branch manse from the trustees of the Pres- 
bytery to the trustees of the Flat Branch Church. Upon the mat- 
ion of Rev. W. S. Golden, the following resolution was unanimous- 
ly adopted: 

Resolution : 

That, whereas, title to the manse property at the Flat Branch 
Presbyterian Church, in Hartnett County, is now in Chas. G. Rose, 
Ryan McBryde and Hinton James as Trustees of Fayetteville 
Presbytery; and, 

Whereas, it now appears that the title to the said property 
should be in the Trustees of the Flat Branch Presbyterian Church; 

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Fayetteville Presbytery 
in meeting assembled in Pinehurst, North Carolina, on January 
13, 1948, that the present Trustees of the title to said property be, 
and they are hereby authorized and directed to execute and de- 
liver to the Trustees of the Flat Branch Presbyterian Church ,in 
Harnett County, a good and sufficient deed conveying to the said 
Flat Branch Presbyterian Crurch the manse property at the said 
church. 

Minister Reecived : Rev. R. M. Phillips presented a let- 
ter of dismission from Enoree Presbytery to this Presby- 
tery. Mr. Phillips was examined as required by the Book 
of Church Order, which examination was sustained as 
satisfactory. It was ordered that Mr. Phillips be enrolled 
as a member of this Presbytery after signing the obliga- 
tions required of its ministers by the Presbytery. The 
Commission on the Minister and His Work presented a 
call from the Erwin Presbyterian Church for the pastoral 
services of Mr. Phillips at a salary of $3,000.00 per year, 
free use of the manse and the payment of a sum equiva- 
lent to 7V2% of the salary into the Ministers Annuity 
Fund. The Commission recommended that this call be 
placed in the hands of Mr. Phillips, which action the 
Presbytery took. Mr. Phillips signified his acceptance 
of the call and the following commission was appointed 
to install him as pastor of the Erwin Church : Rev. C. M. 
Gibbs, Rev. W. S. Golden, Rev. A. R. McQueen and Mr. 
Charles Ross. 



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Report of Committee on Christian Education and Min- 
isterial Relief: The Committee on Christian Education 
and Ministerial Relief presented the following recommen- 
dation which was adopted : 

Recommendation : 

1. That Candidate David A. Huf fines, Jr., be assigned the 
following trial parts: Thesis, "The Resurrection of the Body"; 
Exegesis, Romans 1:18-23; Sermon, "God the Father" with the 
suggested text, John 14:9. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thompson E. Davis, Chairman. 

Ministers Excused: The following ministers were ex- 
cused from attending this meeting of Presbytery: Rev. 
Walker B. Healy, Rev. L. A. McLaurin and Rev. Thomas 
A. Fry. 

Welcome Extended: Rev. Roscoe L. Prince extended a 
cordial welcome to the Presbytery meeting in the Pine- 
hurst Community Church, to which the Moderator re- 
sponded. 

Report on Educational Institutions : The Committee on 
Educational Institutions submitted its report. Pending 
the adoption of the report, Rev. L. C. LaMotte spoke in 
the interest of the work of Presbyterian Junior College. 
The report as adopted is as follows : 

Flora Macdonald College: 

The year 1947-1948 thus far at Flora Macdonald College has 
been marked by a number of very encouraging features. 

The enrollment numbers 287 boarding students and 27 special 
and day students. The boarding students' enrollment filled the 
dormitories to overflowing and made it necessary to secure 20 addi- 
tional rooms on the campus and rented from people in the com- 
munity for the overflow of students and professors. 

The successful progress of the Flora Macdonald Improvement 
Fund Campaign made a number of physical improvements possible, 
including the complete re-wiring and re-lighting of the building, 
improved water works and the erection of a new water tank, new 
furniture in West Hall, which is occupied by the Senior Class, new 
furniture in some class rooms, new shelving and other equipment 
in the library, the re-cataloguing of the library, and new equip- 
ment has been ordered for the chemistry and biology laboratories 
which will be delivered in time for use next year. 

The financial condition of the college has been greatly strength- 
ened by the addition of $61,000 to the Endowment Fund from the 
campaign and $50,000 from the bequest of Mrs. Kate Bitting Rey- 



44 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

nolds; $24,000 has been added, through contributions, to the Schol- 
arship Fund. 

In view of these improvements made possible by the Improve- 
ment Fund Campaign, the college requested the Southern Associ- 
ation of Colleges and Secondary Schools to appoint a Survey Com- 
mittee which will visit the college this spring to make a study. If 
this Committee reports favorably, the college will be admitted to 
membership in the Southern Association at the meeting in Decem- 
ber, 1948; however, it usually requires two or more visits by the 
Survey Committee before the college which is not a member is ad- 
mitted. Flora Macdonald College is hoping to be an exception to 
this rule. 

Mr. William G. Coxhead has been added to the Administrative 
Staff as Business Manager and Assistant to the President. He 
will have general charge of the business affairs of the College and 
continue the effort to improve its financial condition. 

Flora Macdonald College is depending upon the controlling 
Presbyteries and individual friends for their continued support 
in order that it may continue to serve the Church and State in 
the training of young women for useful, happy, Christian lives 
of unselfish service. 

Beginning with the second semester of this college year, the 
College is offering a course in Religious Education. This includes 
work in teaching of Bible, Sunday School, etc. 

Presbyterian Junior College: 

The successful completion of the campaign of Presbyterian 
Junior College for $150,000 endowment to meet the financial re- 
quirements for membership in the Southern Association of Col- 
leges and Secondary Schools was announced on January 5, 1948, 
by Mr. Edwin Pate, of Laurinburg, N. C, Chairman of the Board 
of Trustees of Presbyterian Junior College. Mr. Pate expressed 
thanks, in the name of the Trustees, to all those whose gifts and 
efforts helped make the campaign a success. The closing date 
was December 31, 1947. Several days of grace are being allowed to 
permit receipt of late donations before the final tabulation is an- 
nounced. On January 1, 1948, there was $3,146.00 in pledges; 
$43,540.00 in living endowment; and $103,410.02 in cash and in- 
vested funds, making a total of $150,096.02. It was hoped late gifts 
would provide the fund a margin above the minimum needs. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. L. Alexander, Chairman. 

Prayer Offered: Presbytery was led in a prayer of 
thanksgiving for the successful work of the Colleges. 

Recess: Presbytery took recess for ten minutes for 
preparation of the Communion Service. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11:30 A. M., and heard the 
sermon by the Retiring Moderator, Rev. J. Cecil Law- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 45 

rence, on the text, Romans 8:1. Presbytery then engaged 
in the celebration of the Lord's Supper. 

Recess: Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P. M. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P. M., and was led in 
prayer by Rev. D. L. Jones. 

Visitors Introduced : Rev. T. A. Cheatham of the Epis- 
copal Church and Rev. Frank M. Thompson of Wilming- 
ton Presbytery were introduced to Presbytery and invited 
to sit as visiting brethren. 

Commissioners to the General Assembly : The following 
Commissioners to the 1948 General Assembly were elect- 
ed: 

Principals: 

Ministers: C. M. Gibbs, D. F. Blue, H. A. McBath and Chas. 
W. Worth, 

Ruling Elders: Chas. G. Rose, J. S. McLauchlin, J. H. Sutten- 
field and W. R. Sutherland. 

Alternates: 

Ministers: S. E. Howie, Thos. A. Fry, R. R, Ramsey, and 
R. L. Prince. 

Ruling Elders: E. F. Murray, Neill McK. Salmon, J. H. Poole, 
and C. W. Bannerman. 

Report on War Relief: The Committee on War Relief 
submitted its report which was received as information. 

Report on Religious Education : The Committee on Re- 
ligious Education submitted its report. Pending action 
on this report, Presbytery heard Miss Rosanna Barnes, 
of the Synods Committee on Religious Education, who 
spoke on "Outpost Sunday Schools." The report was re- 
ceived as information. 

Report on Stewardship: The Committee on Steward- 
ship presented its report which was received as informa- 
tion. 

Report on Evangelism : The Committee on Evangelism 
submitted its report. Pending action on the report, Pres- 
bytery heard Rev. R. H. Stone of Mecklenburg Presbytery 
who spoke on "Evangelism and Chapels." The report was 
received as information. 



46 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Report on Bills and Overtures : The Committee on Bills 
and Overtures reported that no matters had been referred 
to it and the Committee was dismissed. 

Report of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work: The Commission on the Minister and His Work 
made its report which was received as information. 

Report on Assembly's Minutes : The Committee on As- 
sembly's Minutes recommended the approval of the pro- 
posed amendments to the Book of Church Order as sent 
down to the Presbyteries by the General Assembly, 
amending Par. 96 and Par. 156. These recommendations 
were adopted. 

Reports of Commissions on Installations : The follow- 
ing reports of Commissions on Installations were admit- 
ted to the records, with Presbytery approving the action 
of these Commissions where a full quorum was not pres- 
ent: 

On Installation of Rev. C. I. Calcote: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to in- 
stall Rev. C. I. Calcote as pastor of the Mt. Pisgah Church met at 
the Church at 11:00 A.M. on November 9, 1947, with the following 
present: Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Ruling Elders Neill McK. Salmon and 
V. G. Gregory. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. C. 
M. Gibbs was appointed Clerk. Rev. C. M. Gibbs presided, preach- 
ed the sermon and propounded the constitutional questions. Mr. 
Neill McK. Salmon charged the pastor and Mr. V. G. Gregory 
charged the congregation. Rev. C. I. Calcote was declared duly 
installed as pastor of the Mt. Pisgah Church according to the 
Book of Church Order. The minutes of the Commission were 
approved and the Commission adjourned with the benediction by 
the newly installed pastor. 

C. M. Gibbs, Chairman and Clerk. 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to in- 
stall Rev. C. I. Calcote as pastor of the Raven Rock Church met at 
the Church at 3:00 P. M., with the following present: Rev. C. M. 
Gibbs, Rev. T. A. Guiton and Ruling Elder V. G. Gregory. The 
meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. C. M. Gibbs was appointed 
Clerk. Rev. C. M. Gibbs presided, propounded the constitutional 
questions and charged the pastor. Rev. T. A. Guiton preached the 
sermon. Mr. V. G. Gregory charged the congregation. Rev. C. I. 
Calcote was declared duly installed pastor of the Raven Rock 
Church in accord with the Book of Church Order. The minutes 
were approved and the Commission adjourned with the benediction 
by the pastor. 

C. M. Gibbs, Chairman and Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 47 

The Commission appointed to installed Rev. C. I. Calcote as 
pastor of the Leaflet Church met at the Church at 7:00 P. M., on 
November 9, 1947, with the following: present: Rev. T. A. Guiton, 
Ruling Elders Neill McK. Salmon and V. G. Gregory. The meet- 
ing was opened with prayer. Rev. T. A. Guiton presided, preached 
the sermon and propounded the constitutional questions. Mr. Neill 
McK. Salmon charged the pastor and Mr. V. G. Gregory charged 
the congregation. The requirements of the Book of Church Order 
having been met, Rev. C. I. Calcote was declared duly installed 
pastor of Leaflet Church. The minutes were adopted and the Com- 
mission adjourned with prayer and the beneditcion by Rev. T, A. 
Guiton. 

T. A. Guiton, Chairman and Clerk. 

On Installation of Rev. John W. Craven: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to in- 
stall Rev. John W. Craven as pastor of the Church-in-the-Pines, 
Laurel Hill, N. C, met at the Church-in-the-Pines at 10:45 A. M., 
on Sunday, November 30, 1947. The meeting was called to order by 
Rev. S. H. Fulton and opened with prayer. The following were 
present: Rev. S. H. Fulton, Rev. C. H. Maury, and Ruling Elders 
Ralph Morrison and C. E. Beman. Mr. C. E. Beman was appoint- 
ed Clerk. Rev. S. H. Fulton presided, preached the sermon on "I 
Believe in the Church" from Matt. 16:18, and propounded the 
constitutional questions. Rev. C. H. Maury charged the pastor and 
Mr. C. E. Beman charged the congregation. Rev. John W. Craven 
was declared duly installed pastor of the Church-in-the-Pines in 
accordance with the requirements of the Book of Church Order. 
The minutes were read and adopted. The meeting adjourned with 
prayer by Mr. Ralph Morrison. 

S. H. Fulton, Chairman 

C. E. Beman, Clerk. 

On Installation of Rev. James E. Porter : 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to in- 
stall Rev. James E. Porter as pastor of Plainview Church met at 
the Church on December 14, 1947, at 7:00 P. M. with the following 
present: Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev. C. M. Gibbs and Ruling Elders 
Ralph Wade and John M. Bain. The meeting was opened with 
prayer. Rev. C. M. Gibbs was appointed Clerk. Rev. C. M. Gibbs 
presided, preached the sermon, propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions and charged the congregation. Rev. A. R. McQueen charged 
the pastor. Rev. James E. Porter was declared duly installed pas- 
tor of the Plainview Church in accordance with the requirements of 
the Book of Church Order. The minutes were adopted and the 
meeting adjourned with prayer and the benediction by the pastor. 

C. M. Gibbs, Chairman and Clerk. 

On Installation of Rev. W. A. Brown: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to in- 
stall the Reverend Mr. W. A. Brown as pastor of the Parkton 
Presbyterian Church and Rex Presbyterian Church met at the 



48 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Parkton Church at 10:45 A. M., on November 30, 1947. Those 
present were the Reverend Mr. J. C. Lawrence, chairman; the 
Reverend Dr. Walker Healy, the Reverend Mr. Thomas A. Fry, Jr., 
Elder J. Arthur McRae, and Elder W. D. McCormick. 

The meeting was constituted with prayer by Dr. Healy. Parts 
were referred to as assigned by the chairman. Mr. Fry was 
elected clerk. At Parkton Mr. Fry presided, propounded the con- 
stitutional questions and delivered the charge to the minister. Dr. 
Healy preached the sermon, and Mr. McRae delivered the charge 
to the congregation. Mr. Fry offered the prayer of consecration, 
and declared that the Reverend Mr. W. A. Brown was duly installed 
as pastor of the Parkton Presbyterian Church, according to the 
ordinances of God and the law of the Presbyterian Church. The 
Commission was recessed with prayer. 

The Commission reconvened at the Rex Presbyterian Church 
at 7:15 P. M. of the same day. It was led in prayer by the chair- 
man. Mr. Lawrence presided, propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions and delivered the charge to the pastor. Mr. Fry preached 
the sermon. Mr. McCormick delivered the charge to the congrega- 
tion. Mr. Lawrence offered the prayer of consecration, and de- 
clared Mr. Brown duly installed pastor of the Rex Presbyterian 
Church, according to the ordinances of God and the law of the 
Presbyterian Church. 

The minutes were read and adopted, and the service concluded 
with prayer. 

J. Cecil Lawrence, Chairman 

Thomas A. Fry, Jr., Clerk. 

Special Committee Appointed: The following Special 
Committee was appointed for the promotion of the Pres- 
byterian Program of Progress in the Presbytery: Mr. 
Neill McK. Salmon, Chairman ; Messrs. Halbert N. Jones, 
C. E. Beman, H. C. Blue, W. J. Barefoot, M. C. Dew, John 
Luther McLean, Charles Sills, J. M. Wilson and Dr. D. S. 
Currie. 

Report on Resolutions : The Committee on Resolutions 
presented the following report which was adopted by a 
rising vote : 

Presbytery expresses its appreciation to the Pinehurst Com- 
munity Church for the hospitality so graciously given in words and 
actions as all our needs were cared for. We congratulate the 
pastor and people and express our deep feeling for the inspiration 
in worship as we were led by their ministry of music and their 
pastor in our Communion Service. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. R. Ramsey, Chairman. 

Place of Next Meeting: Since no invitation has been 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 49 

received for the next meeting of Presbytery, the matter 
of providing a place was left in the hands of the Modera- 
tor and the Stated Clerk. 

Moderator Nominated : Rev. Roscoe L. Prince was nom- 
inated for moderator of the next stated meeting of Pres- 
bytery. 

Minutes Read: The minutes of today's sessions were 
read and adopted. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by the Moderator to 
meet April 20, 1948, at 10:00 A. M., at a place to be ar- 
ranged. 

J. F. Menius, Permanent Clerk. 

Chas. W. Worth, Moderator. 

Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



50 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-EIGHTH STATED 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Maxton, N. C, April 20, 1948 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Eighty -eighth Stated Meeting in the Auditorium of Pres- 
byterian Junior College at 10:00 A. M., was called to order 
by the Moderator, Rev. Charles W. Worth and was opened 
with prayer. 

Roll: The following were present and enrolled or en- 
rolled during the meeting of Presbytery : 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, C. M. Gibbs, W. S. 
Golden, S. H. Fulton, H. G. Bedinger, R. L. Alexander, D. F. Blue, 
L. C. LaMotte, E. D. McMahan, R. R. Ramsey, Troy D. Mullis, 
T. A. Guiton, A. M. Keith, R. L. Prinee, J. I. Knight, F. S. Blue, 
C. H. Maury, H. L. Hemphill, J. F. Menius, I. E. Hager, T. E. 
Davis, H A. McBath, J. W. Mann, D. H. Dulin, R. R. Gammon, S. 
E. Howie, D. L. Jones, J. C. Lawrence, C. R. Jenkins, J. E. Porter, 
T. A. Fry, Wm. Knight Thompson, A. M. Gregg, C. W. Worth, 
C. K. Taffe, W. B. Healy, W. B. Hayward, W. O. Nelson, John W. 
Craven, W. A. Brown, C. I. Calcote, R. M. Phillips, E. L. Stoffel, 
C. W. Solomon. — 45. 

Ruling Elders: H. F. Currie, Antioch; D. W. Faireloth, Ash- 
pole; Lee Cameron, Barbecue; W. McC. Blue, Bensalem; H. J. 
Woodall, Benson; Ryan McBryde, Bethel; J. H. Suttenfield, Be- 
thesda; Alex McNeill, Bluff; W. E. Blue, Brownson Memorial; 
R. E. Byrd, Bunnlevel; L. B. McKeithen, Cameron; Edward Cam- 
eron, Cameron Hill; E. L. Bishop, Campbellton; W. G. Caldwell, 
Carthage; Oker Lee Thomas, Cedar Rock; Dan McArthur, Centre; 
L. Calhoun, Church in the Pines; M. A. McFarland, Church of the 
Covenant; Louis B. Parker, Circle Court; W. L. Barrett, Comfort; 
J. E. Morrison, Culdee; Dan Cameron, Cypress; T. H. Sansom, 
Dunn; John W. Monroe, Eagle Springs; L. W. Bailey, Ebenezer; 
G. E. Walker, Elise; Leander Lee, Ephesus; E. H. Lasater, Erwin; 
Dan J. Blue, Eureka; Ernest G. Jones, Fairmont; N. H. McGeachy, 
Fayetteville First; S. P. Stone, Flat Branch; Gilbert M. Ray, 
Galatia; J. E. Graham, Godwin;; A. A. McEachern; Highland; 
Thasier Arnett, Hope Mills; T. S. Greyard, Iona; M. A. Clark, 
Jackson Springs; C. G. Priest, Lakeview; A. B. Alford, Laurel 
Hill; D. T. Blue, Laurinburg; D. E. Cameron, Leaflet; Charles 
Ross, Lillington; L. M. McKenzie, Lumberton; M. F. McGirt, Max- 
ton; W. A. Thompson, Midway; Worth Collier, McMillan; M. M. 
Clark, McPherson, D. D. F. Ray, Montpelier; Neill Rosser, Mount 
Pisgah; H. C. Cameron, Olivia; D. S. Currie, Parkton; R. B. Britt, 
Pembroke; James Hartsell, Pinehurst Community; A. K. Pleasant, 
Plainviewj J. M. Fields, Priest Hill; G. W. McGee, Providence; 
Wm. Lamont, Raeford; Elisha Worrell, Raven Rock; J. A. McRae, 
Red Springs; J. S. Johnson, Rex; Henry Elliott, Sardis; O. B. 
Israel, Shiloh; Dan Stewart, Smyrna; A. L. Monroe, Spies; David 
A. Langley, Spring Lake; James Livington, St. Pauls; Ira G. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 51 

Turnley, Union; H. C. Campen, Vaughn Memorial; L. Z. Collier, 
Westminister. — 70. 

Organization: Rev. Roscoe L. Prince was elected Mod- 
erator and Rev. D. F. Blue, Temporary Clerk. 

Report of Program Committee : The Program Commit- 
tee presented a printed report which was adopted as the 
program for this meeting of Presbytery. 

Communications: The following communications were 
received and disposed of as indicated : 

(a) A call from the Maxton First Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. E. L. Stoffel; Calls from Vaughn Memorial and 
Campbellton Churches for the pastoral services of Rev. C. W. Solo- 
mon; Calls from Centre and Smyrna Churches for the pastoral 
services of Rev. J. Ray Dickens; A request from the Highland 
Church asking permission to change the terms of its call for the 
pastoral services of Rev. S. E. Howie, and a request from the 
Favetteville First Church asking permission to change the terms 
of its call for the pastoral services of Rev. Walker B. Healy. Re- 
ferred to the Commission on the Minister and His Work. 

(b) From the Assembly's Committee on Radio in regard to 
purchase of recordings of the meeting of the General Assembly. 
Referred to Presbytery's Committee on Assembly's Causes. 

(c) From the Synod's Committee on Home for the Aged. 
Received as information. 

(d) From Union Church inviting Presbytery for the July, 
1948, meeting: of Presbytery and from Red Springs inviting Pres- 
bytery for the October 1948 meeting of Presbytery. These invi- 
tations were accepted. 

Visitors Introduced: Rev. A. D. Carswell of Orange 
Presbyterv: Rev. C. W. Solomon of Albemarle Presby- 
tery: and Rev. E. L. Stoffel of West Hanover Presbytery 
were introduced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as 
visiting brethren. 

Ministers Received: Rev. C. W. Solomon presented a 
letter of dismission from Albemarle Presbytery to this 
Presbytery and Rev. E. L. Stoffel from West Hanover 
Presbytery to this Presbytery. After examination as re- 
quired by the Book of Church Order which examination 
was accepted as satisfactory, it was ordered that these 
brethren be enrolled as members of this Presbytery after 
signing the obligations required of its ministers by the 
Presbytery. 

Standing Committees: The following Standing Com- 
mittees were appointed : 



52 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. C. W. Worth, Chairman; Rev. W. O. 
Nelson and Rev. R. R. Ramsey. 

Resolutions: Rev. H. A. McBath, Chairman; Rev. Troy D. 
Mullis and Ruling Elder J. H. Suttenfield. 

Report on Woman's Work : The Committee on Woman's 
Work presented its report. Pending the adoption of the 
report, Mrs. Julian B. Hutaff, President of Fayetteville 
Presbyterial, presented her annual report which is em- 
bodied as a part of the Committee's report. The report 
as adopted is as follows : 

REPORT OF PRESIDENT OF PRESBYTERIAL 

The year covered by this report has been marked by striking 
evidences of growth. The total membership of the Auxiliary is 
5,335 an increase of 40. Of this number 884 are Business Women 
active in 31 circles. Two hundred Business Women met in Maxton 
for their Annual Meeting on April 8th. 

The eight Group Conferences held in the fall were well at- 
tended by over 900 women and the offering was $563. 

Twenty Honorary Life Memberships were presented through 
the year. 

Outstanding work reported is the decided increase in work 
among the Negroes. Twenty-nine Auxiliaries sent delegates to 
the Negro Woman's Conference. 

Several Sunday Schools and Bible Schools were organized by 
Julia Reid, full time Negro worker employed by the Presbytery 
and Presbyterial under the direction of the Inter-racial Committee 
of the Auxiliary. Grade A rating was received from the Exec- 
utive Committee of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, 
and the Secretary of this cause, Mrs. Lacy Godwin, submitted the 
note book that was judged the best in the Synodical of North Car- 
olina. White Cross supplies were shipped to Dr. Paul Crane to be 
used in the hospitals of Korea. Forty-four children were clothed 
at Barium Springs Orphanage. Many Hymnals were sent to 
Japan and thousands of pounds of clothing sent to the needy of 
other lands. Five scholarships of $150 each one at the Assembly's 
Training School and four at Flora Macdonald College were award- 
ed to girls from the Presbytery interested in studying for full 
time Church service. There are 126 new Presbyterian Survey 
readers and 90 new subscribers to church papers. Of the 368 
Auxiliary childern in college 103 are attending church schools. 

Christian Social Service work has been outstanding and the 
Foreign Mission reports show an awakened interest and determin- 
ed effort to share in the program of progress. Gifts to Foreign 
Missions were $9,291.78 an increase of $2,464.84. Gifts to Assem- 
bly's Home Missions were $3,511.62 a decrease of $1,772.82. 

For the second consecutive year every Auxiliary sent in an An- 
nual report, every Auxiliary paid all apportionments and contrib- 
uted to the Birthday gift which was $2,881.69 an increase of 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 53 

$493.74. The total to all gifts was $63,357.00 an increase of $5,358. 

The Secretary of Spiritual Life and Evangelism attended all 
District Meetings and stressed the great need for developing Spir- 
itual Life, and this report does indicate an evident growth in 
spiritual grace which is likely accountable for the advances made 
in all the work of the Auxiliary. 

Entering the new Church year we recognize the need for en- 
listing more women in supreme loyalty to Christ and using yet more 
fully channels and means for growth in Christian living and 
witnessing. To this end, we would press forward to meet the 
greater opportunities ahead, assured that through His spirit the 
faith of our Fathers will spread and become more effective through 
out the world. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Mrs. Julian B.) Martha Clark Hutaff 

Recommendations : 

1. That Fayetteville Presbytery hear the Annual Report on 
Woman's Work as presented by Mrs. Julian B. Hutaff, President 
of the Presbyterial, and that this report be embodied as a part of 
the Committee's Report. 

2. That Mrs. Hutaff and the Presbyterial be commended by 
the Presbytery for the splendid work which has been accomplished 
by them during the past year. 

Respectively submitted, 

J. W. Mann, Chairman. 

Report on Religious Education : The Committee on Re- 
ligious Education submitted its report. Pending the 
adoption of the report the following were heard: Miss 
Frances Query, of the North Carolina Council of Church- 
es, in the interest of 'Teaching Bible in the Public 
Schools" ; Rev. S. E. Howie on "Plans for Religious Edu- 
cation in the Highland Church" ; Mr. Ryan McBryde on 
"The Work of the Men of the Presbytery" ; Rev. J. E. 
Porter on "Daily Vacation Bible Schools"; Rev. W. B. 
Hey ward on "Leadership Training" ; Miss Helen Sherrill 
on "Young People's Work in the Presbytery" ; Rev. R. R. 
Gammon on "Training for Adult Advisors" ; Rev. R. R. 
Gammon, Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence and Rev. H. A. McBath 
on "Presbytery's Conferences"; and Rev. F. S. Blue on 
"Christian Family Week." The overture was referred to 
the Committee on Bills and Overtures. The remainder 
of the report was adopted and is as follows : 

Your Presbytery's Committee on Religious Education would 
like to make its report in the form of a series of oral reports and 
discussions, together with specific recommendations. 



54 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

1. Perhaps the most vital matter before our Church today in 
the field of Religious Education is the recent decision of the United 
States Supreme Court with reference to Religious instruction in 
the Public Schools. Your Committee feels that there should be a 
dual approach to this matter. First, it would like to offer the 
following resolution and overture: 

"At its regular meeting on April 12, it was decided that this 
Committee call the attention of Presbytery to the challenge brought 
upon our Churches by the recent Supreme Court decision concern- 
ing Bible in the Public Schools. We suggest also that Presbytery 
call the attention of the General Assembly to this matter, and 
suggest the following overture: 

'In view of the recent Supreme Court decision regarding Re- 
ligion in the Public Schools, and the possible effect this precedent 
may have upon prayers in Congress, chaplains in the Army, chap- 
lains in prisons, taxes upon Churches, etc., Fayetteville Presbytery 
respectfully overtures the General Assembly to study this matter 
with the thought in mind that we should be deeply concerned over 
this movement'. " 

Pending the adoption of this overture, our Committee requests 
that Presbytery hear Miss Frances Query, Consultant on Week-day 
Religious Education for the North Carolina Council of Churches. 

Your Committee further feels that this recent decision issues 
a great challenge to the Christian Church. It is primarily our 
responsibility, and not that of the schools, to teach Religion. To- 
gether with the family we must move forward in the realm of 
Biblical and Religious instruction. Your Committee has appointed 
a Committee of five, consisting of Miss Ratchford, of the High- 
land Church, Rev. W. B. Heyward, Rev. C. W. Worth, Rev. T. A. 
Fry, and Mr. Lohr, Superintendent of the Lumberton Schools, to 
meet with the Religious Education Committee of the Presbyterial 
to make plans for activity in this matter. 

Pending the adoption of this report, we would like to present 
Rev. S. E. Howie, of the Highland Church, who will tell us some- 
thing of his plans to cope with the lack of Religious Education, now 
so clearly obvious. The Presbytery will feel free to ask any ques- 
tions of him. 

(2) Your Committee would like to report that a Sunday 
School Superintendents' Conference was held, which Rev. J. 0. 
Mann said was the largest ever held by one of our Presbyteries. 
This Conference was under the direction of Mr. C. E. Beman, of 
Laurinburg. 

(3) We would also like to report a fine Men of the Pres- 
bytery Conference held at Flora Macdonald College. We ask 
Presbytery's permission for Mr. John Luther McLean, elder in 
The Lumberton Church, and President of both the Men of Fay- 
etteville Presbytery and the Sunday School Superintendents' Con- 
ference, to give a verbal report of the activities of these groups. 

(4) We should like to recommend that each Church have a 
Daily Vacation Bible School this summer, and request that Rev. 



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J. E. Porter, Chairman of Presbytery's Children's Work Commit- 
tee, be heard. 

(5) We should also like to report that, in order to aid in 
conducting these Bible Schools, Presbytery's Committee on Lead- 
ership Training, together with our Committee on Children's Work, 
has planned six Conferences for Bible School teachers, and ask 
that Rev. W. B. Heyward be heard with regard to these confer- 
ences. 

(6) Our Young People's work is progressing very satis- 
factorily under the direction of Miss Helen Sherrill, President of 
the P. Y. F. of the Presbytery, and Miss Fodie Buie and Rev. R. R. 
Gammon, Adult Advisors. We should like Presbytery's permission 
for Miss Sherrill to speak on her work. 

(7) In order for our Young People's work to develop, we 
must have adequately trained Advisors in the local Churches. For 
that reason we have planned Conferences for Advisors of the 
Pioneers and also the Advisors of the P. Y. F. Heading these 
Conferences will be Rev. R. R. Gammon and Rev. J. Cecil Law- 
rence. We request permission for these two men to speak and 
explain their programs. 

(8) Plans are underway for three Presbytery Conferences 
this summer. The P. Y. F. Conference will be held at Flora Mac- 
donald College as usual, June 14-19. This will be under the di- 
rection of Rev. R. R. Gammon. Because of the large attendance 
at last year's Conference for Pioneers, we thought it best to have 
two Pioneer Conferences this summer, They will be held at White 
Lake, July 5-10 and July 12-17. These two Pioneer Conferences 
will be under the direction of Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence and Rev. H. 
A. McBath, respectively. We request permission for these men 
to report on their work. We also request that Presbytery approve 
the following action: 

"Each Pastor and Session is requested by Presbytery to con- 
sider the Conferences of the Presbytery as part of their own pro- 
gram, and shall be expected to furnish whatever of professional 
leadership as may be requested by Presbytery's Committee." 

We request this resolution be passed because some of our 
Churchs or Pastors seem hesitant about giving of their Pastor's 
or D. R. E.'s time in serving these Conferences. 

(9) We further recommend that each Church observe Chris- 
tian Family Week, May 2-9, and that special emphasis by preach- 
ing, prayer, and programs be laid upon the fundamentals of Chris- 
tian family life. We should like for Presbytery to hear Rev. Frank 
Blue on this subject. 

(10) We would like to urge each Sunday School to cooperate 
to the fullest in the Presbyterian Program of Progress as follows: 

a. Share in the Evangelism goal, recognizing that many of 
those who come into the Church on Profession of faith come 
through the Sunday School. 

b. Increase Sunday School attendance by 10% each year, and 



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strive to reach the further goal of an average attendance equal to 
80% of the Sunday School enrollment. 

c. Endeavor to establish an outpost Sunday School as a part 
of the goal of 250 new chapels each year. 

d. Raise the Sunday School's part of the financial goal for 
Religious Education. 

(11) We would like to call to the attention of the Churches 
of the Presbytery the opportunities for leadership training and 
improvement to be found in the schools and conferences this sum- 
mer at Montreat, especially: 

Young Adult Conference — June 30-July 5, 1948. 

Montreat Leadership School — July 6-15, 1948. 

Men-at-Montreat Conference — July 16-18, 1948. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thomas A. Fry, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess for ten minutes for preparation 
for the Communion Service. 

Presbytery reconvened and heard the Presbyterial 
Sermon by the retiring Moderator, Rev. Chas. W. Worth 
on the text, Galations 5 :13. 

Memorial Service : The names of the Ruling Elders who 
died during the last Church year were read by the Stated 
Clerk. It was ordered that these names be inscribed on a 
page in the minutes of Presbytery and Presbytery en- 
gaged in a prayer of thanksgiving for their services and 
in behalf of their families. (See Memorial Page). 

Communion Service : Presbytery engaged in the Com- 
munion of the Lord's Supper conducted by Rev. L. C. 
LaMotte and Rev. E. L. Stoffel. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:15 P. M. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:15 P. M. 

Report on Nominations: The Committee on Nomina- 
tions made the following recommendations which were 
adopted : 

Recommendations : 

1. That Dr. P. J. Chester, Southern Pines, N. C. be elected to 
succeed Mr. Henry Blue, resigned; and Rev. Walker B. Healy to 
succeed Hon. Chas. G. Rose, deceased, as Trustees of Flora Mac- 
donald College in the Class of 1952; and that Mr. Edwin Morgan 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 57 

and Mrs. D. A. McCormick be re-elected to the same Class. 

2. That Mr. D. C. McEachern elected as a Trustee of the 

Donaldson Fund, and that Mr. Hector McKeithan be named con- 
venor of the Trustees for the purpose of electing a chairman to 
succeed Hon. Chas. G. Rose, deceased. 

3. That Mr. Neill McKay Salmon be elected a Trustee of the 
Presbytery. 

4. That Mr. Edward Hope be elected a member of the Com- 
mission on the Minister and His Work to succeed Hon. Chas. G. 
Rose, deceased, in the Class of 1949. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Chas. W. Worth, Chairman. 

Report on Home Missions: The Committee on Home 
Missions made the following report wjiich was adopted : 

The work under the supervision of the Home Mission Commit- 
tee of Fayetteville Presbytery has made such progress that our 
hearts are moved with gratitude to God for His blessing upon our 
effects. At this writing, our Home Mission force is composed of 
ten ministers, one extension worker and one Negro Woman work- 
er. Two of these workers have been added during the last year. 
There are at this time six of our fields which are vacant and we 
are in need of that number of ministers. Effort has been made to 
supply these vacant fields with services as far as possible. 

Emphasis has been placed upon the importance of evangelistic 
work and most of the Churches under the supervision of our Home 
Mission Committee have conducted evangelistic services. The re- 
sults of these have been encouraging. Also the importance of the 
Daily Vacation Bible School has been emphasized. The response 
to the efforts made in this work has been good. Some of the larg- 
est of these schools in the Presbytery were in our Home Mission 
Churches. 

Much effort has been made this year to provide better facil- 
ities for the work in the smaller Churches of the Presbytery. At 
this time, six such Churches have educational buildings under con- 
struction, while two Churches have this year completed most ade- 
quate Sunday School plants. A manse has been built on one field. 
Other Churches are planning to build Sunday School rooms. A 
minimum of three manses are badly needed. 

The outpost work in the Presbytery: At Dunn, St. Pauls, 
Laurinburg and Church-in-the-Pines, two outposts each are car- 
ried on. Much interest has been shown in this work. Some of 
these are well provided for in equipment, while others are working 
under serious handicap because of lack of equipment. It is neces- 
sary to the work that better provisions be made. This places a 
heavy burden on our Committee at this time. 

A new interest has been awakened in the Negro work in the 
Presbytery. The Presbyterial with the aid of our Committee em- 
ployed a full time woman worker for this work. After having 



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worked for seven months, this worker had reached more than 2000 
Negro school children with a week of Bible teaching. Her recep- 
tion and response to her work has been very gratifying. Our great 
difficulty has been that we have had only one such worker. We 
could easily use several other such workers. The support of this 
work for the next Church year has been underwritten by the Men- 
of-the Presbytery. 

We look to the future with renewed life, but with the realiza- 
tion that there is yet much to be done. We trust that God may 
lead us in the way of greatest usefulness. 

Recommendation : 

1. That a loan from the Synod's Home Mission Committee 
to the Bunnlevel Church for not more than $6,000.00 be approved 
and that the Stated Clerk be authorized to sign the note with the 
trustees of the church. 

2. That the Manual of Presbytery be changed to read as 
follows: "That Presbytery shall meet on Tuesday after the third 
Sunday of January, April, July and October." 

3. That the following appropriations for Home Mission work 
for the Church Year 1948-49 be approved: 

Presbytery Synod 

Rev. F. S. Blue $ 829.00 $ 346.00 

Rev. H. A. McBath 628.00 442.00 

Rev. J. E. Porter 650.00 500.00 

Rev. R. R. Ramsey-Samarcand 138.00 162.00 

Rev. W. O. Nelson 536.00 400.00 

Rev. C. W. Solomon 850.00 600.00 

Rev. A. D. Carswell-Horseshoe 200.00 

Miss Margaret Stephenson 1200.00 

Rev. C. K. Taffe 450.00 

Vacant Fields 

Benson Group 700.00 700.00 

Church of the Covenant Group 300.00 300.00 



$6481.00 $3450.00 

4. That the Presbytery overture the General Assembly of 
1948 as follows: 

"The Presbytery of Fayetteville respectfully overtures the 
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States 
of 1948 that of the Home Mission Funds raised in the Presbyterian 
Program of Progress, 50% be retained in the Presbytery and 50% 
be remitted to the General Assembly's Home Missions." 

Respectfully submitted, 

Sam E. Howie, Chairman. 

Transfer of Title : Upon motion duly made and second- 
ed, the following resolution was adopted: 

That, whereas, the first church building of the Bunnlevel Pres- 
byterian Church, located at Bunnlevel, North Carolina in Harnett 



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County, has been destroyed by fire, and 

Whereas, Mr. R. E. Byrd, an elder in said Church, has donated 
to the Trustees of the Bunnlevel Church a different lot, larger and 
better located; and, 

Whereas, the Church has accepted the lot donated by Mr. R. E. 
Byrd and now has a new church building under construction at the 
new location; and, 

Whereas, the title to the original lot is now in the possession 
of the Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery; 

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Presbytery of Fayette- 
ville in meeting assembled in Maxton, North Carolina on April 20, 
1948, that the present Trustees of the title to said original lot be, 
and are hereby authorized and directed to execute and deliver to 
Mr. R. E. Byrd of Bunnlevel N. C. a good and sufficient deed con- 
veying to the said party the title to this original lot. 

Report on Stewardship: The Committee on Steward- 
ship made a verbal report which was received as informa- 
tion. 

Report on Program of Progress : The Special Commit- 
tee on the Program of Progress made a report which was 
recived as information and the following recommendation 
was adopted : 

Recommendation : 

It is recommended that, during the coming year, the Churches 
of Fayetteville Presbytery emphasize more strongly the revital- 
ization of our Christian lives and loyalty to the Church and its 
causes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Neill McK. Salmon, Chairman 

Report on Educational Institutions : The Committee on 
Educational Institutions made a report which was re- 
ceived as information. Rev. L. C. LaMotte spoke on the 
work at Presbyterian Junior College. 

Report on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief : 
The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief submitted its report which was received as infor- 
mation and the following recommendations were adopted : 

Recommendations : 

1. That Presbytery approve the appropriations from Min- 
isterial Relief in the same amounts as last year, with the follow- 
ing exceptions: 

2. That we note with regret the death of one of our bene- 



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ficiaries, Miss Isabel McLeod of Robbins, N. C, who passed into 
rest on April 18, 1947. 

3. That the amount to Mrs. Martin A. Ray be raised to 
$40.00 per month, and that to Mrs. Neill Mclnnis be raised to 
$50.00 per month. 

4. That Mr. H. Earl Woodall be examined by Presbytery with 
a view to being received as a candidate for the ministry, his appli- 
cation and recommendations having been approved by this Com- 
mittee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thompson E. Davis, Chairman 

Candidate Received: Mr. H. Earl Woodall was intro- 
duced to the Presbytery and asked to be taken under the 
care of the Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. 
The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief presented the necessary credentials which were 
found satisfactory. Mr. Woodall was examined as re- 
quired by the Book of Church order which examination 
was found satisfactory. The charge to the candidate was 
given by Rev. R. L. Prince and Presbytery engaged in 
prayer in behalf of the candidate. Mr. Woodall was then 
enrolled as a candidate for the ministry. 

Report on Radio: The Committee on Radio presented 
the Mowing recommendation which was adopted : 

Recommendation : 

That Presbytery instruct the Stated Clerk to order recordings 
of the May 1948 General Assembly. These to be used in local radio 
stations. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ryan McBryde, Chairman. 

Report on Sessional Records: The Committee on Ses- 
sional Records made the following report which was 
adopted : 

Out of 95 Churches in this Presbytery, 66 have brought in rec- 
ords which can be approved without exception. The following 
Churches failed to submit their records for examination: Buies 
Creek, Cedar Rock, Ebenezer, Four Oaks, Mt. Tabor, Naomi, 
Philippi, Plainview. Your Committee recommends: : 

Recommendations : 

1. That the records of the following Churches be approved 
with the exceptions noted: 

a. Did not have a stated meeting each quarter: Barbecue, 
Campbellton, Hope Mills, Horseshoe, Palestine, Priest Hill, Sardis, 
Westminister. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 61 

b. Did not give date or place of meeting: Culdee. 

c. Did not elect a representative to each stated meeting of 
Presbytery or Synod: Barbecue, Cape Fear, Dundarrach, Erwin, 
Hope Mills, Horseshoe, Mt. Pisgah, Palestine, Sardis. 

d. Did not have a report from representatives: Benson, Cam- 
eron, Culdee, Vass. 

e. Did not record the Annual Statistical Report: Campbell- 
ton, Dundarrach. 

f. Treasurer's books not approved by the Session: Barbecue, 
Cameron, Cape Fear, Vass. 

g. Name does not appear on outside of book: Benson. 

2. That the records of the Churches not appearing in the 
above lists be approved without exception. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. L. Hemphill, Chairman. 

Report of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work: The Commission on the Minister and His Work 
made the following report which was admitted to the 
records of the Presbytery : 

Your commission has sought to help in any way which pre- 
sented itself in furthering the work of the Kingdom through the 
ministers and their work. 

Sometimes by formal action and sometimes by quiet confer- 
ence, the Commission ha,s tried to be found faithful in the work 
committed to it. It stands ready to help secure pulpit supplies and 
pastors for churches as the Commission may be asked to help. 

The following men have been approved for calls and the calls 
have been made and we recommend that the calls be found in order 
and placed in the hands of the ministers as follows: 

a. From the Maxton First Church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. E. L. Stoffel at a salary of $2700.00 per year and free 
use of the manse for his whole time. 

b. From Campbellton Church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. C. W. Solomon at a salary of $800 per year, and from the 
Vaughn Memorial Church at a salary of $750.00 per year and 
free use of the manse, each Church to have half of the time. 

c. From the Centre Church for the pastoral Services of Rev. 
J. Ray Dickens at a salary of $1600.00 per year and free use of 
the manse and from Smyrna Church at a salary of $1400.00 per 
year, each church to have one half of the time. 

In all the above calls the churches are to pay a sum equivalent 
to 7%% of the pastor's salary into the Ministers' Annuity Fund 
in behalf of the respective pastors. 

The following churches have requested permission to change 
the terms of their calls for pastoral services: 

a. Fayetteville First to Rev. Walker B. Healy from $5700.00 
per year to $6000.00 per year. 



62 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

b. Highland to Rev. S. E. Howie from $5100.00 per year to 
$5600.00 per year and $400.00 dollars per year automobile expense. 

. c. Brownson Memorial to Rev. Thompson E. Davis to a total 
of $3000.00 per year. 

d. Elise to Rev. W. O. Nelson from $1768.00 per year to 
$2068.00 per year. 

The Commission recommends that these requests be granted 
and the churches be commended for their action. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Louis C. LaMotte, Chairman. 

Calls Accepted : Rev. C. W. Solomon signified his ac- 
ceptance of the calls from Campbellton and Vaughn Me- 
morial Churches and the following commissions were ap- 
pointed to install him as pastor: At Vaughn Memorial 
Church: Ministers C. M. Gibbs, A. R. McQueen, C. R. 
Jenkins and Ruling Elders W. M. Shaw and Edward B. 
Hope, and Rev. John C. Solomon of Bethel Presbytery 
was invited to preach the sermon; and at Campbellton, 
Ministers, C. M. Gibbs, Walker B. Healy, J. F. Menius, 
and Ruling Elder Henry A. Rankin, Jr. Rev. E. L. Stof- 
fel accepted the call to the Maxton First Church and the 
following commission was appointed to install him as pas- 
tor : Ministers S. H. Fulton, Thomas A. Fry, Louis C. La- 
Motte and J. I. Knight and Ruling Elder A. H. White. A 
quorum of two ministers and one ruling elder was fixed 
for each of the commissions named. 

Report of Commission: The following report of the 
commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to in- 
stall Rev. R. M. Phillips was received and admitted to the 
records of Presbytery : 

On Installations of Rev. R. M. Phillips: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to in- 
stall Rev. R. M. Phillips as pastor of the Erwin Presbyterian 
Church met at the Erwin Church on February 29, 1948, at 11:00 
A. M. and the meeting was opened with prayer. The following 
were present: Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Chairman, Rev. W. S. Golden, and 
Ruling Elder Charles Ross. Rev. C. M. Gibbs presided, propound- 
ed the constitutional questions and charged the pastor. Rev. W. 
S. Golden preached the sermon and Mr. Charles Ross charged the 
congregation. Rev. R. M. Phillips was declared duly installed pas- 
tor of the Erwin Church according to the Book of Church Order. 
The minutes were approved and the meeting closed with the bene- 
diction by the newly installed pastor. 

C. M. Gibbs, Chairman and Clerk. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 63 

Report on Bills and Overtures : The Committee on Bills 
and Overtures made the following report which was 
adopted : 

In view of the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the 
teaching of religion in the Public Schools, and the possible effect 
that this may have upon the various plans now in use in several 
States, as well as the practice of having Chaplains in the Armed 
Forces, the Veterans Administartion Hospitals, in the prisons and 
other tax supported institutions, the taxing of Church property 
and other related matters; Fayetteville Presbytery respectfully 
overtures the General Assembly to study this whole question with 
a view to suggesting other ways in which the Church may meet its 
Religious Educational opportunities and responsibilities if our 
present methods are ruled to be unconstitutional. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Chas. W. Worth, Chairman. 

Report on Resolutions: The Committee on Resolutions 
submitted the following report which was adopted by a 
rising vote: 

Your Committee on Resolutions reports as follows: We desire 
to express our sincere appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Pres- 
byterian Junior College for entertaining us in such a splendid man- 
ner at this the 288th Stated Session of Fayetteville Presbytery. 
We wish to especially thank the personnel of the kitchen and dining 
room for their part in the serving of so delicious a luncheon. 

We also thank the Retiring Moderator, Rev. C. W. Worth, for 
his most helpful and timely sermon, and Rev. L. C. LaMotte and 
Rev. E. L. Stoffel for the impressive Communion Service, and 
Mrs. Williams for the music. 

We ask God's abundant blessing upon Presbyterian Junior 
College in the great work that it is doing in giving Christian train- 
ing to our youth. We rejoice and give thanks to God that Presby- 
terian Junior College has among its Student body a number of 
candidates for the Gospel Ministry. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. A. McBath, Chairman. 

Report of Treasurer : The following report of the Treas- 
urer of Presbytery was received and adopted: 

REPORT OF TREASURER 

I. CENTRAL TREASURY FOR BENEVOLENCES 

Receipts: 

Receipts from Churches, Sunday Schools, Auxil- 
iaries, Young People $120,478.47 

Disbursements : 

Foreign Missions $41,652.05 



64 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Assembly's Home Missions 10,110.98 

Christian Ed. and Ministerial Relief ___ 7,238.91 

Assembly's Religious Education 3,988.10 

Assembly's Training School 766.61 

Bible Cause 315.28 

Defense Service Council 841.34 

War Relief 2,949.99 

Evangelism 201.80 

Radio Committee 537.30 

Negro Work 984.80 

Christian Relations 196.87 

Synod's Home Missions 6,633.57 

Educational Institutions 7,C«S2.16 

Union Theological Seminary 853.69 

Orphans' Home 12,688.16 

Synod's Religious Education 1,815.66 

Presbytery's Home Missions 12,029.84 

Presbytery's Religious Education 311.17 

Presbytery's Office 2,921.72 

Presbytery's Tax 2,786.20 

Montreat (Hotel) 37.00 

Orphan's Clothing Fund 725.00 

College Gift Fund 14.86 

Presbyterial Treasurer 46.97 

Rev. Dixon McDonald Fund 126.82 

Bunnlevel Church 93.51 

Flora Macdonald College ¥ 1,429.92 

Presbyterian Junior College 93.25 

Presbyterian Junior College 93.25 

Historical Foundation 10.00 

William Black Home 10.00 

Memorial Fund (Orphans' Home) 24.00 

Friends of the Seminary 8.00 

Youth Night 38.84 

Home for the Aged 425.70 

Negro Work in Presbytery 171.40 

Johnston County Work 35.00 

Book Fund (Synod's Home Missions) __ 50.00 

Ministers Annuity Fund 262.00 

Total Disbursements $120,478.47 

II. HOME MISSIONS 

Balance April 1, 1947 

Regular Fund $ 2,236.43 

Appropriations Account 934.73 

Vacation Fund 216.37 



$ 3,387.53 $ 3,387.53 

Receipts: 

Central Treasury $ 12,029.84 

Assembly's Home Mission Committee 159.65 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 65 

Sale of Gilmore Memorial Church 200.00 

Miscellaneous Contributions 973.03 

Designated for Building from 
Synod's Home Mission Committe 

West End Church $1000.00 

Bunnlevel Church 500.00 

Sardis Church 667.00 

Circle Church 1000.00 

Unity Church 300.00 3,467.00 

Contributions for 
Bunnlevel Church 93.51 

Total $ 20,310.56 

Disbursements : 

To Home Mission Workers: 

Rev. H. A. McBath $ 852.60 

Rev. F. V S. Blue 1054.20 

Rev. J. E. Porter 788.38 

Rev. C. K. Taffe .._ 527.59 

Rev. R. R. Ramsey 163.00 

Rev. A. D. Carswell 225.00 

Miss Margaret Stephenson 1315.00 

Rev. W. O. Nelson 791.30 

Miss Margaret Teabeaut 200.00 

Rev. C. W. Solomon 387.59 

Mrs. Hal Boswell 50.00 

Rev. W. B. Gaston 50.00 

Negro Work 750.00 $ 7154.66 

Cameron Hill Bus 165.00 

Ministers Annuity Fund 598.42 

Expenses of Home Mission Committee 46.88 

Transfer to Home Mission Emergency Fund 190.81 

Office of Executive Secretary 1,180.14 

Appropriations for Building: 

West End Church $1000.00 

Sardis Church 1367.00 

Unity Church 800.00 

Cameron Hill Church 104.11 

Bunnlevel Church 1093.51 

Vaughn Memorial Manse 375.00 

Circle Court Church 1200.00 5939.62 

Reserve for Appropriation 1,900.00 

Moving Secretary and Office to Fayetteville, N. C.__ 70.98 

Total Disebursements and Appropriations $ 17,246.51 



Total Receipts $ 20,310.56 

Total Disbursements 17,246.51 

Balance at close of year $ 3,064.05 



66 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

III. PRESBYTERY'S TAX 

Receipts : 

Balance— April 1, 1947 $ 527.90 

Receipts — Presbytery's Assessment 2,896.40 

Total $ 3,424.30 

Disbursements: 

Synod's Assessment $ 438.72 

Supplies 59.00 

Statistical Reports for Minutes 14.25 

Expenses— Dr. H. W. DuBose 3.98 

Rev. J. F. Menius— Permanent Clerk 30.00 

Expenses — Committee on Cooperation and Union 10.00 

Repairs on office equipment 6.50 

Annual Report Blanks 16.59 

General Assembly's Assessment 1,463.40 

Total $ 2,042.44 

Total Receipts $ 3,424.30 

Total Disbursements 2,042.44 

Balance at close of the year $ 1,381.86 

IV. JOHNSTON COUNTY FUND 

Receipts : 

Balance— April 1, 1947 $ 1,715.86 

Receipts 35.00 

Total ___$ 1,750.86 

Disbursements : 

Berea Church $ 225.00 

Balance at close of year $ 1,525.86 

V. DIXON MCDONALD FUND 

Receipts : 

Balance April 1, 1947 $ 155.31 

Receipts 216.82 



Total $ 372.13 

Disbursements : 

Rev. Dixon McDonald $ 353.06 

Balance at close of year $ 19.07 

VI. OFFICE OF EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 

Receipts : 

Central Treasury $ 3,218.51 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 67 

Presbytery's Committee on Religious Education 250.00 

Presbytery's Home Mission Committee 1,180.14 

Total $ 4,648.65 

Disbursements : 

Salary of Secretary $ 3,000.00 

Travel Expenses $ 300.00 

Manse Rent $ 595.00 

Office Rent $ 195.00 

Telephone $ 87.90 

Postage and Supplies $ 212.10 

Office help $ 258.65 

Total _•_$ 4,648.65 

VII. HUNEYCUTT PLACE MANSE 

Balance— April 1, 1948 $ 85.00 

Receipts: 

Defense Service Council $ 2,646.75 

Total $ 2,731.75 

Disbursements : 

Home Federal Savings and Loan Association $ 2,706.75 



Balance — transferred to Home Mission Account for 

payment of Insurance $ 25.00 

VIII. HOME MISSION EMERGENCY FUND 

Balance— April 1, 1947 $ 5,534.19 

Receipts : 

Home Missions Council 1,100.00 

Transfer from Presbytery's Home Mission Committee __ 190.81 

Total $ 6,825.00 

Disbursements : 

West End Church $ 1,000.00 

Circle Court Church 3,900.00 

Campbellton Church 500.00 

St. Pauls Church for Outpost 600.00 

Rev. T. E. Davis — salary and annuity 825.00 

Total $ 6,825.00 

IX. PRESBYTERY'S RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

Balance— April 1, 1947 $ 534.69 



68 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Receipts: 

Contributor $ 345.39 

Total $ 880.08 

Disbursements : 

Supplies for Presbytery's Committee $ 10.40 

Presbytery's Office 250.00 

Total $ 260.40 

Total Receipts $ 880.08 

Total Disbursements $ 260.40 

Balance at close of year % 620.48 

XIII. COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Balance $ 28.00 

Your Committee to audit the report and books of Rev. C. M. 
Gibbs, Stated XJlerk and Treasurer of Fayetteville Presbytery, 
would report that we have carefully examined all the books, rec- 
ords and items of the Treasurer and find them correct in every de- 
tail. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. C. Graham, Chairman. 

Erwin, N. C. 

April 15, 1948 

Annual Reports to Assembly: Presbytery instructed 
tjhe Stated Clerk to complete the annual reports of the 
Presbytery and forward same to the office of the General 
Assembly. 

Moderator Nominated : Rev. H. G. Bedinger was nomi- 
nated for moderator of the July meeting of Presbytery. 

Minutes Read: The minutes of today's session were 
read and adopted. 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer by 
the Moderator to meet on July 20, 1948, at 10:00 A. M., 
at Union Presbyterian Church in Moore County. 

R. L. Prince, Moderator. 

J. F. Menius, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY C9 

IN MEMORIAM 

This page is set apart to the memory of the following Ruling 
Elders who died during the year ending March 31, 1948: 

John W. Graham, died January 20, 1948. Bethesda Church. 

Donald McDonald, born October 2, 1876; died November 23, 
1947. Cameron Church. 

S. H. Miller, born April 2, 1883 ; died March 20, 1948. Carthage 
Church. 

Mallie Colin Smith, born March 14, 1883; died August 19, 

1947. Cedar Rock Church. 

Hector McNeill, born August 4, 1872 ; died November 8, 1947. 
Comfort Church. 

Leonard Grady McLeod, born May 14, 1896; died February 6, 

1948. Comfort Church. 

Charles Grandison Rose, born June 8, 1880; died February 29, 
1948. Fayetteville First Church. 

Marshall G. Ray, born August 31, 1877; died September 28, 
1947. Galatia Church. 

John R. Mclntyre, born July 16, 1860; died October 9, 1947. 
Godwin Church. 

William Albert McCormick, Sr., born September 25, 1895; died 
October 12, 1947. Iona Church. 

Zachariah Collier, born July 3, 1873; died July 20, 1947. Mc- 
Millan Church. 

James Murray McPherson, died June 5, 1947. McPherson 
Church. 

Neill Lindsay McFadyen, born February 26, 1868; died No- 
vember 25, 1947. McPherson Church. 

William Graham Buie, Sr., born August 20, 1865; died June 
25, 1947. Montpelier Church. 

John A. Buie, born December 15, 1868; died November 14, 
1947. Mt. Pisgah Church. 

William B. Wicker, died February 2, 1948, age 74 years. 
Olivia Church. 

Fuller T. Currie, born 1878, died June 1, 1947. Pinehurst Com- 
munity Church. 

Milton Campbell, died January 22, 1948. Raeford Church. 

Warren Alford McCormick, died January 11, 1948. St. Pauls 
Church. 

James W. Wilkins, born August 24, 1870; died July 10, 1947. 
Westminster Church. 



70 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
DURING THE LAST TEN YEARS 

Minister Ruling Elder 

1938 J. M. Lemmon A. M. Fairley 

John B. Reily Dr. D. S. Currie 

E. L. Barber J. H. Suttenfield 

L. A. McLaurin W. M. Shaw 

1939 A. R. McQueen H. M. Pinkston 

W. A. Brown L. Z. Collier 

D. H. Dulin Francis Coxe 

W. S. Golden J. A. McGeachy 

1940 J. B. Black W. K.Bethune 

F. M. Bain E. Hervey Evans 

D. F. Bine Neill Rosser 

J. W. Crinkley 

1941 L. C. LaMotte D. E. Lasater 

P. H. Biddle Lee Cameron 

A. J. McKelway C. G. Rose 

C. M. Gibbs F. L. Hyndman 

1942 M. P. Calhoun Dr. P. P. McCain 

J. H. McKinnon M. C. Dew 

W. J. Huneycutt C. G. Rose 

H. R. Poole M. A. Clark 

1943 John M. Alexander H. P. Johnson 

L. W. Topping J. M. Wilson 

Troy D. Mullis C. G. Rose 

H. G. Bedinger 0. L. Johnson 

1944 H. K. Holland K. A. McDonald 

C. H. Storey H. C. Cousar 

L. L. Barr Carl Alford 

T. A. Guiton 

1945 S. H. Fulton Dr. R. L. Murray 

L. G. Calhoun W. A. West 

J. F. Menius Charles Ross 

J. I. night C. C. Underwood 

1946 G. F. Kirkpatrick Edwin Morgan 

Thompson E. Davis H. C. Cameron 

A. R. McQueen W. M. Shaw 

John M. Alexander N. H. Balfour 

1947 R. L. Alexander W. E. Blue 

A. M. Keith John L. McLean 

S. E. Howie Dr. C. T. Johnson 

R. R. Gammon , Ryan McBryde 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



71 



CHURCHES AND CLERKS OF SESSIONS OF 
FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Church 


Clerk 


Address 




Antioch 


Archie Howard 


Shannon, N. C. 




Ashpole 


C. A. Alford 


Rowland 




Barbecue 


Thos. N. Holmes 


Jonesboro, Rt. 1 




Bensalem 


Neill S. Britt 


Eagle Springs, Rt. 


1 


Benson 


W. J. Barefoot 


Benson 




Berea 


C. M. Coats 


Benson, Rt. 1 




Bethel 


Ryan McBryde 


Raeford 




Bethesda 


J. D. McLean 


Aberdeen 




Big Rockfish 


W. A. McDonald 


Parkton, Rt. 2 




Bluff 


Alexander McNeill 


Wade 




Brownson Memorial 


Walter E. Blue 


Southern Pines 




Buies Creek 


Neill McK. Bryan 


Buies Creek 




Bunnlevel 


Wm. H. Byrd 


Lillington 




Cameron 


L. B. McKeithen 


Cameron 




Cameron Hill 


D. A. Huf fines 


Cameron, Rt. 2 




Campbellton 


Earl L. Bishop 
136 Kennedy St. 


Fayetteville 




Cape Fear 


N. A. Webster 


Lillington, Rt. 1 




Carthage 


P. H. McDonald 


Carthage 




Cedar Rock 


C. T. Thomas 


Lillington, Rt. 3 




Centre 


A. H. White 


Maxton, Rt. 2 




Church in the Pines 


Ralph Morrison 


Laurel Hill 




Church of the 


G. L. McNeill 


Manchester 




Covenant 








Circle Court 


L. B. Parker 
P. 0. Box 565 


Fayetteville 




Comfort 


W. L. Barrett 
1062 Foch St. 


Fayetteville 




Culdee 


J. E. Morrison 


Carthage, Rt. 3 




Cypress 


D. M. Cameron 


Vass, Rt. 2 




Dundarrach 


L. A. Mclnnis 


Shannon, Rt. 1 




Dunn 


J. E. Black 
P. 0. Box 709 


Dunn 




Eagle Springs 


Isaac E. Hendren 


Eagle Springs 




Ezenezer 


Lee Bailey 


Benson 




Elise 


G. E. Walker 


Robbins 




Ephesus 


Colin Black 


Lillington, Rt. 2 




Erwin 


S. J. Clark 


Erwin 




Eureka 


J. M. Blue 


Carthage, Rt. 3 




Fairmont 


Howard C. Lewis 


Fairmont 




Fayetteville First 


Henry A. Rankin 
P. 0. Box 803 


Fayetteville 




Flat Branch 


N. B. McDonald 


Lillington, Rt. 2 




Four Oaks 


S. W. Brown 


Four Oaks 




Galatia 


Gilbert M. Ray 
910 McKimmon Rd. 


Fayetteville 




Gibson 


W. K. Gibson 


Gibson 




Godwin 


J. E. Graham 


Dunn, Rt. 4 




Grove 


R. M. Munds 


Dunn, Rt. 2 




Highland 


J. M. Wilson 

1010 Clarendon St. 


Fayetteville 





72 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Church 

Hope Mills 

Horseshoe 

Iona 

Jackson Springs 

Lakeview 

Laurel Hill 

Laurinburg 

Leaflet 

Lillington 

Lumber Bridge 

Lumberton 

Manly 

Maxton 

McMillan 

McNair Memorial 

McPherson 

Midway 

Montpelier 

Mt. Pispah 

Mt. Tabor 

Naomi 

Olivia 

Palestine 

Parkton 

Pembroke 

Philadelphus 

Philippi 

Pinehurst 

Plainview 

Priest Hill 

Providence 

Raeford 

Raven Rock 

Red Springs 

Rex 

Rowland 

Sandy Grove 

Sardis 

Sherwood 

Shiloh 

Smyrna 

Spence 

Spies 

Springlake 

St. Pauls 

Sunnyside 

Union 

Unity 

Vass 

Vaughn Memorial 

West End 
Westminster 



Clerk 

T. Arnett 

W. R. Mashburn 

F. M. Davis 

A. Lacy Currie 

C. G. Priest 

E. F. Murray 

W. R. Sutherland 

B. B. Holder 
H. T. Atkins 

F. B. Dunn 

Lacy M. McKenzie 
J. Bruce Cameron 
R. F. Morris 
W. C. R. Williams 

D. A. McRae 
M. M. Clark 

W. A. Thompson 
S. J. Womble 
Neill Rosser 
Ira G. Prevatt 
J. A. Barber 
H. C. Cameron 
W. T. Reaves 
Dr. D. S. Currie 
R. B. Britt 
W. D. McKay 

C. B. Johnson 
H. A. Campbell 
A. K. Pleasant 
John M. Fields 
J. J. Lee 

M. C. Dew 
Elisha Worrell 
J. A. McRae 
H. P. Johnson 
W. E. McCallum 

J. M. Hodges 
Neill A. Baker 
O. B. Israel 
Dan C. Stewart 

A. L. Monroe 

D. H. Johnson 
Burke McDuffie 
H. A. Bulla 

J. S. McLauchlin 

E. F. Thornton 
P. A. Wilson 
H. C. Campen 

612 Pilot Ave. 
J. F. Sinclair 
L. Z. Collier 



Address 

Hope Mills 

Sanford, Rt. 3 

McDonald 

Jackson Springs 

Lakeview 

Laurinburg, Rt. 2 

Laurinburg 

Lillington, Rt. 3 

Lillington 

Lumber Bridge 

Lumberton 

Southern Pines 

Maxton 

Wade, Rt. 1 

Elrod 

Fayetteville, Rt. 3 

Maxton, Rt. 1 

Wagram 
Broadway, Rt. 1 

Lumberton, Rt. 4 

Wagram, Rt. 1 

Olivia 

Fayetteville, Rt. 6 

Parkton 

Pembroke 

Red Springs 

Raeford, Rt. 2 

Pinehurst 

Angier, Rt. 1 

Carthage, Rt. 2 

Angier, Rt. 1 

Raeford 

Lillington, Rt. 3 

Red Springs 

Rex 

Rowland 

Raeford 

Linden 

Fayetteville, Rt. 7 

McCain 

Johns 

Willow Springs, Rt. 2 

Robbins 

Manchester 

St. Pauls 

Fayetteville, Rt. 2 

Southern Pines 

Dunn, Rt. 2 

Vass 

Fayetteville 

Went End 
Linden 



MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 73 

INDEX 

Page 
Addresses 11, 30, 53 

Adjourned Meeting 29 

Bible Cause, Report on 26 

Bills and Overtures 46, 63 

Bunnlevel Church 58 

Called Meetings 17, 39 

Candidates 17, 23, 60 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, Report on__27, 43, 59 

Churches, List of 71 

Clerks of Sessions 71 

Commissioners to General Assembly 45, 70 

Communications 9, 20, 42, 51 

Educational Institutions, Report on 22, 28, 43, 59 

Enrollment 8, 19, 29, 41, 50 

Evangelism, Report on 40, 45 

Federal Council of Churches 31 

Flat Branch Church 42 

Galatia Church 39 

General Assembly's Minutes, Report on 46 

General Directoy 3 

Home Missions, Report on 14, 57 

Installations, Report on 13, 46, 62 

Memorials 56, 69 

Minister and His Work, Report on 12, 22, 30, 61 

Ministers Dismissed 9, 18 

Ministers Received 20, 42, 46, 51 

Nominating Committee, Report of 21, 56 

Organization 9, 19, 41, 51 

Overtures 63 

Program Committee, Report of 9, 20, 41, 51 



74 MINUTES FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

INDEX — Continued 

Page 

Program of Progress 28, 48, 59 

Radio, Report on 60 

Religious Education, Report on 23, 45, 53 

Resolutions, Report on 15, 28, 38, 48, 63 

Sessional Records, Report on 60 

Special Committees 11, 15, 21, 30 

Standing Committees 9, 20, 41, 51 

Stated Meetings 8, 19, 41, 50 

Stewardship, Reported on 24, 45, 59 

Visitors 8, 19, 29, 45, 51 

War Relief, Reported on 45 

Woman's Work, Report on 52 



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iMinutes of 

FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 




CALLED MEETINGS 

FAYETTEVILLE, N. C. 

STATED MEETINGS 
July, 1948 — October, 1948 

NEXT STATED MEETING 

Presbyterian Church, Jackson Springs, N. C. 

January 18, 1949 



ntraffiiffw^iFit^^ 



cMinutes of 

FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 




CALLED MEETINGS 

FAYETTEVILLE. N. C. 

STATED MEETINGS 
July, 1948 — October, 1948 



NEXT STATED MEETING 

Presbyterian Church, Jackson Springs, N. C. 

January 18, 1949 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 
OCTOBER 1948 



OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderators : 

Rev. D. H. Dulin— July 1948 Rowland 

Rev. H. G. Bedinger__ October 1948 Red Springs 

Stated Clerk— Rev. C. M. Gibbs (1950) Fayetteville 

Permanent Clerk — Rev. J. F. Menius (1950) Fayetteville 

Temporary Clerks: 

Rev. J. W. Mann— July 1948 Red Springs 

Rev. T. A. Guiton— October 1948 Lillington 

Historian — Rev. L. A. McLaurin Mullins, S. C. 

The terms of office in the following groups expire as indicated 

by the date with each name or group of names. 

TRUSTEES 
I. Davidson College 

Fall 1949— Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

Fall 1950— Rev. C. M. Gibbs Fayetteville 

Fall 1951— Rev. S. E. Howie Fayetteville 

Fall 1952— Mr. W. A. West Fayetteville 

II. Elise Academy 

Fall 1949 — Mr. D. D. McCrimmon, Robbins; Mrs. M. J. McNeill, 

Laurinburg; Mr. W. P. Saunders, Robbins. 
Fall 1950— Rev. R. R. Ramsey, Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Mr. W. H. 

Currie, Carthage. 
Fall 1951 — Rev. W. O. Nelson, Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen; 

Mr. A. D. McLauchlin, Vass. 
Fall 1952— Mrs. L. L. McGoogan, St. Pauls; Mrs. Chas. Rankin, 

Fayetteville; Mrs. F. L. Eubanks, McCain. 

III. Flora Macdonald College 

Spring 1949— Mr. Julian B. Hutaff, Fayetteville; Dr. D. S. Currie, 
Parkton; Mr. A. T. McLean, Lumberton; Mr. H. 
McN. Jones, Laurinburg. 

Spring 1950 — Mr. J. E. Johnson, Lumberton; Mr. J. Lawrence Mc- 
Neill, Raeford; Dr. C. T. Johnson, Red Springs; 
Rev. W. S. Golden. 

Spring 1951 — Dr. P. J. Chester, Southern Pines; Mr. Edwin Mor- 
gan, Laurinburg; Mrs. D. A. McCormick, McDonald; 
Rev. W. B. Healy. 

IV. Donaldson Academy 

Mr. Hector McKeithan, Chairman 
Mr. Claude Rankin, Secretary 

Mr. T. A. DeVane, Dr. D. G. McKeithan, Mr. H. M. Pinkston, 
Mr. J. M. Wilson, Fayetteville; Mr. W. R. Sutherland, Laurinburg; 
Mr. M. C. Dew, Raeford; Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev. C. M. Gibbs; 
Mr. D. C. McEachern, St. Pauls. 

(83) 



84 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

V. Sandy Grove Church Property 

Spring- 1949 — Mr. Ryan McBryde, Raeford. 

Spring- 1950— Mr. J. McN. Gillis, Fayetteville ; Mr. Neill A. Mc- 

Fadyen, Timberland. 
Spring 1951 — Mr. J. B. Cameron and Mr. McKay Blue, Raeford. 

VI. Fayetteville Presbytery 

Fall 1949— Mr. Neill McKay Salmon Lillington 

Fall 1950— Mr. Ryan McBryde Raeford 

Fall 1951 — Mr. Hinton James Laurinburg 

VII. Lebanon Church Cemetery 

Mr. F. E. Coxe, Mr. Ralph Purcell, Miss Kate McKenzie. 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

Note: The terms of office of all executive committee mem- 
bers expire at the Stated Meeting of the Presbytery in October of 
the year indicated. 

I. Presbytery's Home Missions 

Rev. S. E. Howie, Chairman 

1949— Rev. W. S. Golden, Rev. J. I. Knight, Mr. M. C. Dew, Rae- 
ford. 

1950— Revs. S. E. Howie, Rev. T. A. Guiton, Mr. H. C. Cameron, 
Olivia. 

1951— Rev. C. W. Worth, Rev. W. B. Heyward, Mr. J. B. Mc- 
Callum, Jr., Maxton. 

II. Stewardship 

Rev. Walker B. Healy, Chairman 
1949— Rev. R. R. Ramsey, Dr. D. S. Currie, Parkton, Mr. H. B. 

Sessoms, Fayetteville; Rev. R. L. Alexander. 
1950— Rev. D. H. Dulin, Mr. C. E. Beman, Laurinburg; Mr. C. W. 

Bannerman, Dunn; Mr. L. B. McKeithen, Cameron. 
1951— Rev. Walker B. Healy, Mr. W. H. Byrd, Bunnlevel; Mr. 
Arch McEachern, Red Springs; Mr. W. P. Saunders, Rob- 
bins. 
1952— Rev. E. L. Stoffel, Mr. W. E. Blue, Southern Pines; Mr. 
Scott Shepherd, Lumberton; Mr. Neill McK. Salmon, Lil- 
lington. 

III. Religious Education 
Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Chairman 

1949 — Rev. Thos. A. Fry, Rev. A. M. Keith, Rev. R. R. Gammon. 
1950— Rev. W. B. Heyward, Rev. John W. Craven, Rev. F. S. Blue. 
1951 — Rev. W. Knight Thompson, Mr. Jerome Clark, Fayetteville; 

Mr. R. F. Morris, Maxton; Rev. W. O. Nelson. 

President of the Men of the Presbytery — Mr. John Luther 

McLean, Lumberton. 

President of the Presbyterial — Mrs. H. C. McLauchlin, Rae- 
ford. 

Secretary of Religious Education in the Presbyterial — Mrs. 

Chas. W. Worth, Aberdeen. 

Adult Advisor — Miss Fodie Buie, Red Springs. 

President of the Presbyterian Youth Fellowship — Miss Helen 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 85 

Sherrill, Fayetteville. 

Treasurer of Synod's Religious Education — Mr. C. E. Be- 

man, Laurinburg. 

Conference Physician — Dr. C. T. Johnson, Red Springs. 

Advisory Members — Miss Kate Sutton, Fayetteville; Miss 

Flora McQueen, Dunn; Mrs. T. W. Covington, Raeford. 

IV. Woman's Work 

Rev. W. Knight Thompson, Chairman 
1949— Rev. W. Knight Thompson. 
1950— Rev. Ira E. Hager. 
1951— Rev. R. M. Phillips. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

Note: The terms of office of all permanent committee mem- 
bers expire at the Stated Meeting of Presbytery in October of 
the year indicated. 

I. Assembly's Work 
Rev. C. H. Maury, Chairman 

1949 — Christian Edu. and Ministerial Relief — Rev. T. E. Davis 

Educational Institutions — Rev. C. K. Taffe. 
1950— Rev. C. H. Maury. 

Radio — Mr. Ryan McBryde, Raeford. 

Negro Work — Rev. S. E. Howie. 

Minutes of General Assembly — Rev. W. A. Brown. 
1951 — Foreign Missions, Rev. C. W. Worth. 

Assembly's Home Missions — Rev. R. L. Prince. 

Bible Cause — Rev. C. Rees Jenkins. 

II. Synod's Work 

Rev. J. F. Menius, Chairman 
1949 — Rev. J. F. Menius. 

Home for the Aged — Rev. R. R. Gammon. 
1950 — Educational Institutions — Rev. S. H. Fulton. 
1951 — Home Missions — Rev. J. I. Knight. 

Orphans' Home — Rev. John W. Craven. 

Synod's Minutes — Rev. C. I. Calcote. 

III. Presbytery's Work 

1. Business — Rev. Ira E. Hager, Chairman. 
1949— Rev. Ira E. Hager. 

1950 — Sessional Records — Rev. W. A. Brown. 
1951 — Auditing — Mr. J. C. Graham, Erwin. 

2. Educational Institutions — Rev. R. L. Alexander, Chairman. 
1949— Rev. R. L. Alexander. 

1950 — Mr. L. W. McKinnon, Maxton. 

1951 — Mr. W. A. Leland McKeithen, Pinehurst. 

3. Printed Minutes — Rev. W. Knight Thompson, Chairman. 
1949— Rev. W. Knight Thompson. 

1950— Rev. C. I. Calcote. 
1951 — Rev. J. Ray Dickens. 

4. Christian Relations — Rev. S. E. Howie, Chairman. 
1949— Rev. S. E. Howie. 

1950— Rev. C. K. Taffe. 
1951— Rev. Thos. A. Fry. 



86 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

5. Evangelism — Rev. E. L. Stoffel, Chairman. 
1949— Rev. J. F. Menius and Rev. C. W. Worth. 
1950— Rev. W. B. Heyward. 

1951— Rev. E. L. Stoffel and Rev. S. A. Ewart. 

6. Examinations: 

a. Theology. 

1949— Rev. W. S. Golden. 
1950— Rev. Walker B. Healy. 
1951— Rev. W. B. Heyward. 

b. Church Government: 
1949— Rev. R. R. Gammon. 
1950— Rev. S. E. Howie. 
1951— Rev. A. D. Carswell. 

c. Sacraments: 

1949— Rev. R. L. Prince. 
1950— Rev. C. W. Solomon. 
1951— Rev. B. 0. Shannon. 

d. English Bible: 

1949— Rev. T. E. Davis. 
1950— Rev. C. H. Maury. 
1951— Rev. H. A. McBath. 

e. Thesis and Exegesis: 
1949— Rev. J. F. Menius. 
1950— Rev. S. H. Fulton. 
1951— Rev. C. M. Gibbs. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. Presbyterian Program of Progress: 

Mr. Neill McK. Salmon, Chairman, Lillington; Mr. H. McN 
Jones and Mr. C. E. Beman, Laurinburg; Mr. H. C. Blue, 
Aberdeen; Mr. W. J. Barefoot, Benson; Mr. M. C. Dew, Rae- 
ford; Mr. John Luther McLean, Lumberton; Mr. Chas. Sills, 
St. Pauls; Mr. J. M. Wilson. Fayetteville ; Dr. D. S. Currie, 
Parkton. 

COMMISSIONS 

1. On the Minister and His Work: 
Rev. S. H. Fulton, Chairman. 

1949— Rev. S. E. Howie, Mr. Edward B. Hope, Fayetteville. 
1950 — Rev. D. L. Jones, Mr. T. H. Sansom, Dunn. 
1951— Rev. S. H. Fulton. 

MISCELLANEOUS GROUPS 

(Printed as Information) 
1. Churches by Districts: 

District No. 1: Benson, Berea, Bluff, Dunn, Ebenezer, Erwin, 
Four Oaks, Godwin, Grove, McMillan, Plainview, Provi- 
dence, Spence, Unity. 

District No. 2: Big Rockfish, Campbellton, Church-of-the-Cov- 
enant, Circle Court, Comfort, Fayetteville First, Highland, 
Hope Mills, MacPherson, Sherwood, Springlake, Sunny- 
side, Vaughn Memorial, Westminister. 

District No. 3: Ashpole, Fairmont, Iona, Lumberton, McNair, 
Memorial, Midway, Mt. Tabor, Pembroke, Philadelphus, 
Red Springs, Rowland, St. Pauls. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 87 

District No. 4: Centre, Church-in-the-Pines, Gibson, Laurel 
Hill, Laurinburg, Maxton, Montpelier, Naomi, Smyrna. 

District No. 5: Antioch, Bethel, Galatia, Lumber Bridge, Park- 
ton, Philippi, Raeford, Rex, Sandy Grove, Shiloh. 

District No. 6: Bethesda, Brownson Memorial, Community, 
Culdee, Eureka, Jackson Springs, Lakeview, Manly, Vass, 
West End. 

District No. 7: Bensalem, Cameron, Cameron Hill, Carthage, 
Cypress, Eagle Springs, Elise, Horseshoe, Olivia, Spies, 
Union. 

District No. 8: Barbecue, Buies Creek, Bunnlevel, Cape Fear, 
Cedar Rock, Ephesus, Flat Branch, Leaflet, Lillington, Mt. 
Pisgah, Raven Rock, Sardis. 

2. Officers of Presbyterial Auxiliary: 

President: Mrs. H. C. McLauchlin, Raeford. 
Corresponding Secretary: Mrs. Neill A. McDonald, Jr., Rae- 
ford. 
Treasurer : Mrs. C. Reid Ross, Lillington. 

3. Officers of Young People's Council: 

President — Miss Helen Sherrill, 410 Person Street, Fayetteville, 

N. C, or Flora McDonald College, Red Springs, N. C. 
Vice-President — Mr. W. E. Graham, Jackson Springs, N. C. 
Secretary — Miss Frances MacPherson, Rt. 3, Fayetteville, N. C. 
Treasurer — Mr. Bill Lytch, Maxton, N. C., or Presbyterian 

College, Clinton, S. C. 
Chairman Faith — Miss Pat Smith, Valley Road, Fayetteville, 

N. C, or W. C. U. N. C, Greensboro, N. C. 
Chairman Growth — Mr. Ralph McQueen, Lumberton, N. C. 
Chairman Works — Miss Florence Howard, Dunn, N. C. 
Chairman Outreach — Miss Lynn Lewis, Lillington, N. C. 
Chairman Comradeship — Miss Ann McArthur, Wakulla, N. C. 
Editor— Mr. Charles Caudell, St. Pauls, N. C. 
Historian — Miss Coleen Brock, Pearl Street, Fayetteville, N. C, 

or W. C. U. N. C, Greensboro, N. C. 

Adult Advisor — The Rev. R. R. Gammon, Cumberland St., Dunn, 
N. C. 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN OR CO-CHAIRMEN 

Dist. 1 — Mr. Tommy Sansom, 406 S. Fayetteville Ave., Dunn, 

N. C. 
Dist. 1 — Miss Mary Ellen Stephens, Erwin, N. C. 
Dist. 2— Mr. Sammy Hope, 1102 Brook St., Fayetteville, N. C. 
Dist. 3— Mr. Buddy McNeilll, Red Springs, N. C. 
Dist. 4 — Miss Faye Wilson, Laurel Hill, N. C, or Mr. Bill 

Gibson, Laurel Hill, N. C. 
Dist. 5— Miss Anne Gore, Box 206, Raeford, N. C. 
Dist. 6— Mr. Billy Caddell, Box 164, Aberdeen, N. C. 
Dist. 7 — Position not filled. 
Dist. 8— Mr. Fred Holder, Lillington, N. C. 

4. Men of the Church: 

President: Mr. John Luther McLean, Lumberton. 



88 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-NINTH STATED 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Cameron, N. C., R.F.D., July 20, 1948. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Eighty-ninth stated meeting in the Union Presbyterian 
Church at 10:00 a. m., was called to order by the Mode- 
rator, Rev. R. L. Prince, and opened with prayer. 

Roll: The following were present and enrolled or 
were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: M. D. McNeill, A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, 

C. M. Gibbs, W. S. Golden, S. H. Fulton, R. L. Alexander, D. F. 
Blue, L. C. LaMotte, Troy D. Mullis, T. A. Guiton, R. L. Prince, 
J. I. Knight, F. S. Blue, H. L. Hemphill, J. F. Menius, I. E. 
Hager, Thompson E. Davis, Harvey A. McBath, J. W. Mann, D. H. 
Dulin, R. R. Gammon, S. E. Howie, J. Cecil Lawrence, C. Rees 
Jenkins, Thomas A. Fry, Jr., Wm. Knight Thompson, C. K. 
Taffe, W. 0. Nelson, John W. Craven, W. A. Brown, C. I. Calcote, 
R. M. Philipps, E. L. Stoffel, C. W. Solomon, J. Ray Dickens, A. 

D. Carswell, B. O. Shannon— 38. 

Ruling Elders: J. M. Andrews, Antioch; Fuller Monroe, Ben- 
salem; J. H. Suttenfield, Bethesda; A. L. Keith, Cameron; J. T. 
McNeill, Cameron Hill; Wilbur H. Currie, Carthage; D. H. Wil- 
kinson, Centre; J. E. Woodard, Church-in-the-Pines ; G. L. Mc- 
Neill, Church of the Covenant; J. E. Morrison, Culdee; J. E. 
Black, Dunn; H. F. Bost, Eagle Springs; Carl S. Davis, Elise; 
Leander Lee, Ephesus; D. E. Lasater, Erwin; Z. V. Blue, Eureka; 
S. P. Stone, Flat Branch; F. M. Warwick, Galatia; Edward B. 
Hope, Highland; W. A. McCormick, Jr., Iona; J. A. McMillan, 
Laurel Hill; George McLeod, Laurinburg; S. G. Thomas, Leaflet; 
H. T. Atkins, Lillington; W. N. Parmele, Lumberton; J. Bruce 
Cameron, Manly; R. F. Morris, Maxton; H. R. McMillan, Mc- 
Millan; Alex McGill, Midway; Lee McFarland, Montpelier; Creech 
Sloan, Mt. Pisgah; L. L. McDonald, Parkton; Duncan McGoogan, 
Red Springs; J. H. McQueen, Rowland; J. H. Ray, Smyrna; J. F. 
Monroe, Spies; D. H. Johnson, Spring Lake; Burk McDuffie, St. 
Pauls; J. A. Geddie, Sunnyside; P. A. Wilson, Vass; H. C. Cam- 
pen, Vaughan Memorial — 41. 

Organization: Rev. D. H. Dulin was elected Modera- 
tor, and Rev. J. W. Mann, Temporary Clerk. 

Visitors Introduced: Rev. J. Ray Dickens of Concord 
Presbytery, Rev. B. O. Shannon of Lexington Presby- 
tery, Rev. A. D. Carswell and Rev. Joseph M. Garrison 
of Orange Presbytery, and Rev. J. L. Mayor of the 
Lutheran Church were introduced to the Presbytery and 
invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

Report of Program Committee: The Program Com- 
mittee presented a printed docket which was adopted 
for this meeting of Presbytery. The pastor of Union 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 89 

Church, Rev. C. K. Taffe, extended a cordial welcome 
to the Presbytery to which the Moderator responded. 

Ministers Excused: The following ministers were ex- 
cused for absence from this meeting of Presbytery: H. 
G. Bedinger, R. R. Ramsey, Walker B. Healy, and A. 
M. Keith. 

Standing Committees: The following Standing Com- 
mittees were appointed : 

Bills and Overtures : Rev. R. L. Prince, Chairman; Rev. W. S. 
Golden and Mr. George McLeod. 

Resolutions: Rev. T. E. Davis, Chairman; Rev. J. Cecil Law- 
rence and Mr. Edward Hope. 

Communications : The following communications were 
received and disposed of as indicated: 

a. Calls from Galatia and Hope Mills Churches for the 
pastoral services of Rev. B. O. Shannon; from the Church of 
the Covenant, Cameron Hill, and Cypress Churches for the pastoral 
services of Rev. A. D. Carswell. Referred to the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work. 

b. From the Home Mission Committee of Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery requesting the transfer of the title to the Roberdell Church 
of Richmond County, North Carolina, from the Trustees of 
Fayetteville Presbytery to the Trustees of Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery. This request was granted and the following resolution was 
adopted : 

Resolution : 

Be it resolved by Fayetteville Presbytery in meeting assembled 
at Union Church, Cameron, North Carolina: 

Whereas, on May 11, 1900, Roberdell Manufacturing Company 
conveyed to the Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery a certain 
parcel of land in Richmond County, North Carolina, on which 
now stands the Roberdell Presbyterian Church; and, 

Whereas, there has been a change in the boundary line between 
the Fayetteville Presbytery and Mecklenburg Presbytery and said 
church is now located in Mecklenburg Presbytery, and the title to 
said land should be conveyed from the Trustees of Fayetteville 
Presbytery to the Trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery: 

Now, therefore, be it resolved by Fayetteville Presbytery in 
meeting assembled : 

(1) That the Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery, to-wit: 
Neill McKay Salmon, Ryan McBryde and Hinton James, be and 
they are hereby authorized and directed to make, execute and 
deliver a deed, as Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery, conveying 
said property to Neill Y. Pharr, John S. Candler and W. H. Aber- 
nethy, as Trustees of Mecklenburg Presbytery, the said property 
being described by metes and bounds, as follows: 

In Richmond County, North Carolina, in Rockingham Town- 
ship and in the village of Roberdell. 

Beginning at a stone on the East side of the road from Ro- 
berdell to Rockingham and running thence North 53% degrees 



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East 181 feet for a corner; thence South S6V2 degrees East 89 
feet to a road leading to Ledbetter's Mill; thence with said road 
in a Southwesterly direction to its intersection with the Roberdell 
and Rockingham road a distance of about 200 feet; thence with 
said Roberdell and Rockingham road in a Northwesterly direction 
about 60 feet to the beginning, being the same property described 
in the deed from Roberdell Manufacturing Company to the Trus- 
tees of Fayetteville Presbytery, dated May 11, 1900, and recorded 
in Deed Book O. O. O., pages 397 and 398, Richmond County Regis- 
try, and being the property upon which the Roberdell Presbyterian 
Church now stands. 

Ministers Received: Rev. J. Ray Dickens of Concord 
Presbytery, Rev. B. O. Shannon of Lexington Presbytery 
and Rev. A. D. Carswell of Orange Presbytery presented 
letters of dismission from their respective Presbyteries 
to this Presbytery. These brethren were examined as 
required by the Book of Church Order, which examina- 
tion was sustained as satisfactory and it was ordered 
that they be enrolled as members of this Presbytery 
after signing the obligations required of its ministers 
by the Presbytery. 

Calls Accepted: Calls from the Centre and Smyrna 
Churches for the pastoral services of Rev. J. Ray Dic- 
kens, approved at the last meeting of Presbytery were 
placed in his hands. Mr. Dickens signified his acceptance 
of these calls and the following commission was appoint- 
ed to install him as pastor of the above named churches : 
Ministers ; C. M. Gibbs, J. F. Menius, J. W. Mann, Thom- 
as A. Fry and Louis C. LaMotte. Ruling Elders ; George 
McLeod and C. L. Green. Two ministers and one ruling 
elder are to constitute a quorum. 

Report on Religious Education: The Committee on 
Religious Education made a verbal report which was re- 
ceived as information. In this connection, Rev. Joseph 
M. Garrison, of Synod's Committee on Religious Educa- 
tion, was heard in the interest of Student Work at 
State and private schools, for which address the Pres- 
bytery expressed its appreciation. The Presbytery ap- 
proved the action of the Committee on Religious Educa- 
tion in calling off the Senior and Pioneer Conferences in 
Fayetteville Presbytery because of the widespread prev- 
alence of polio and commended the Committee for the 
much effort put forth in preparation for these confer- 
ences. The Presbytery also expressed its appreciation 
to Mr. C. D. Brothers, the owner of the Camp, for his 
splendid attitude and cooperative spirit in dealing with 
our Committee. 



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Recess: Presbytery took recess for ten minutes for 
preparation for the Communion Service. 

Presbytery reconvened and heard the Presbyterial 
Sermon by the retiring Moderator, Rev. R. L. Prince, 
from the text, Amos 8:11. 

Communion Service: Presbytery observed the Sac- 
rament of the Lord's Supper conducted by Rev. M. D. 
McNeill and Rev. A. R. McQueen, both sons of Union 
Church. 

Recess: Presbytery took recess for lunch. 
AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:15 p. m., and engaged 
in prayer for relief from the polio epidemic and for a 
way to peace in a present situation in which war ap- 
pears to be imminent. 

Minister Dismissed: Rev. D. F. Blue offered his 
resignation as pastor of Bluff, Godwin, McMillan and 
Sunnyside Churches and asked for a dissolution of the 
pastoral relationship between himself and these Churches 
and requested a letter of transfer to Concord Presbytery. 
These Churches concurred with Mr. Blue in this request 
and the dissolution was granted effective August 15, 
1948. Mr. Blue was granted a letter of dismission to 
Concord Presbytery. 

Report of Commission on Minister and His Work: 
The Commission on the Minister and His Work submit- 
ted the following recommendations which were adopted: 

Recommendations : 

1. That the calls from the following churches for the pastoral 
services of Rev. B. 0. Shannon be approved and placed in his 
hands; From Galatia Church at a salary of $2000.00 per year 
and free use of the manse for four morning services per month; 
from Hope Mills Church at a salary of $300.00 per year for two 
evening services per month. Both of these churches are to pay 
into the Ministers' Annuity Fund a sum equivalent to 7%% of 
the pastor's salary. 

2. That the calls from the following churches for the pastoral 
services of Rev. A. D. Carswell be approved and placed in his 
hands: From the Church of the Covenant at a salary of $600.00 
per year and free use of the manse for one half of the time, two 
morning and two evening services per month; from Cypress 
Church at a salary of $600.00 per year for one-fourth of the time, 
one morning and one evening service per month; from Cameron 
Hill Church at a salary of $500.00 per year for one-fourth of the 
time, one morning and one evening service per month. These 



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three churches are to pay into the Minister's Annuity Fund a 
sum equivalent to 7%% of the pastor's salary. 

3. That Rev. H. Tucker Graham be granted permission to 
labor in the bounds of Fayetteville Presbytery for one year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Louis C. LaMotte, Chairman. 

Calls accepted: Rev. B. 0. Shannon and Rev. A. D. 
Carswell signified their acceptance of the calls placed in 
their hands and the following commissions were ap- 
pointed to install them as pastor in their respective 
churches : 

Rev. B. 0. Shannon at Galatia and Hope Mills; Rev. S. E. 
Howie, Rev. J. F. Menius, Rev. C. M. Gibbs, and Ruling Elders 
W. M. Shaw and S. H. McPherson ; Rev. A. D. Carswell at Church 
of the Covenant; Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Rev. S. E. Howie, Rev. Walker 
B. Healy and Ruling Elders J. M. Wilson and W. M. Shaw; at 
Cypress, Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Rev. S. E. Howie, Rev. Ira E. Hager, 
and Ruling Elders W. M. Shaw and J. M. Wilson. 

In each of the above named commissions, two minis- 
ters and one ruling elder are to constitute a quorum. 

Report on Home Missions: The Committee on Home 
Missions made a verbal report which was received as 
information and the following recommendations were 
adopted : 

Recommendations : 

1. That the minimum salary for married ministers in the 
Presbytery be $2700.00 per year and free use of a manse. 

2. That self-supporting churches or fields not now paying as 
much as $2700.00 per year for salary make every effort possible 
to raise the salary to this as a minimum. 

3. Where a church or field is unable to raise the salary to 
$2700.00 per year, the Home Mission Committee invites such 
churches or groups of churches to confer with said Committee as 
to help they may need to bring the salary up to this amount. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. E. Howie, Chairman. 

Candidates Received: The Committee on Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief presented to the Pres- 
bytery Mr. Robert Floyd Inman, who asked to be taken 
under the care of the Presbytery as a candidate for the 
ministry. The Committee also presented the necessary 
credentials for Mr. Inman and recommended that they 
be found satisfactory, which action was taken by the 
Presbytery. Mr. Inman was examined before Presbytery 
as required by the Book of Church Order, which examina- 
tion was sustained as satisfactory. Having answered sat- 



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isfactorily the questions for applicants for candidates 
for the ministry as given in the Book of Church Order, 
Mr. Inman was received under the care of Presbytery. 
A prayer for the candidate was offered by the Moderator 
and a charge given by Rev. S. H. Fulton. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Minis- 
terial Relief was instructed to confer as early as possible 
with Mr. Billy Loflin, whose application to be received 
under the care of Presbytery as a candidate for the min- 
istry is now pending, as to the progress he is making 
in his studies and to advise with him as to future plans. 

Report on Installations : The following reports on in- 
stallations were received and admitted to the records 
of Presbytery: 

On Installation of Rev. Chas. W. Solomon: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to in- 
stall Rev. Chas. W. Solomon as pastor of the Vaughn Memorial 
Church met at the church on May 2, 1948, at 11:00 A. M!., with 
the following present: Rev. C. R. Jenkins, Rev. A. R. McQueen 
and Ruling Elders John M. Wilson and W. M. Shaw. The meeting 
was opened with prayer. Rev. C. R. Jenkins presided and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. By invitation, Rev. John C. 
Solomon, of Bethel Presbytery, preached the sermon. Mr. W. M. 
Shaw charged the pastor and Mr. J. M. Wilson charged the con- 
gregation. Rev. Chas. W. Solomon was declared duly installed 
pastor of Vaughn Memorial Church in accord with the Book 
of Church Order. The minutes were adopted and the service con- 
cluded with the benediction by the new pastor. 

C. R. Jenkins, Chairman and Clerk. 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. Chas. W. Solomon 
as pastor of the Campbellton Church met at the Church on May 2, 
1948, at 7:30 P. M., with the following present: Rev. C. M. Gibbs, 
Chairman, Rev. Walker B. Healy, Rev. J. F. Menius and Ruling 
Elders Henry Rankin, W. M. Shaw, and by invitation, J. H. Ash- 
worth and F. L. Holcolm. The meeting was opened with prayer 
and Rev. C. M. Gibbs was appointed Clerk. Rev. C. M. Gibbs pre- 
sided and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. Walker 
B. Healy preached the sermon. Rev. J. F. Menius charged the 
pastor and Mr. Henry Rankin, the congregation. Rev. Chas. W. 
Solomon was declared duly installed pastor of the Campbellton 
Church in accord with the Book of Church Order. The minutes 
of the Commission were adopted and the meeting adjourned with 
the benediction by the newly installed pastor. 

C. M. Gibbs, Chairman and Clerk. 
On Installation of Rev. E. L. Stoffel: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to in- 
stall the Rev. E. L. Stoffel as Pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Maxton, N. C, met at the Church at 7:45 p. m., on 
June 13, 1948. Those present were the Rev. S. H. Fulton, Chair- 
man; the Rev. J. I. Knight, the Rev. Thomas A. Fry, the Rev. 



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Louis C. LaMotte, Elders A. H. White and C. L. Green. The 
meeting was constituted with prayer by Rev. Fulton. Parts were 
referred to as assigned by the Chairman. Mr. Fry was elected 
Clerk. Mr. Fulton presided, propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions, and delivered the charge to the Minister. Mr. Fry preached 
the sermon. Mr. Knight delivered the charge to the congregation, 
and offered the installation prayer. Mr. Fulton declared that 
the Rev. E. L. Stoffel was duly installed as Pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Maxton, according to the ordinances of 
God and the law of the Presbyterian Church. The minutes were 
read and adopted, and the service concluded with prayer. 

S. H. Fulton, Chairman, 
Thomas A. Fry, Clerk. 

Report on Bills and Overtures: The Committee on 
Bills and Overtures reported that no matters for action 
had been placed in its hands. The committee was dis- 
charged. 

Report on Resolutions: The Committee on Resolu- 
tions made the following report which was adopted by 
a rising vote : 

Resolution of Thanks: 

We rejoice to meet again in historic old Union Church, after 
a lapse of 64 years. 

We note with gratification the long service rendered by this 
faithful Church, and the many improvements made upon its 
building and grounds since the coming of its present minister, 
Rev. C. K. Taffe. 

We have thoroughly enjoyed its generous and gracious hos- 
pitality, and as we depart, we would leave with this people the 
benediction of our Presbytery, "God be with you 'til we meet 
again." 

Thomas E. Davis, Chairman. 

Reports of Commissioners : The eight commissioners 
to the 1948 General Assembly reported on their atten- 
dance at the Assembly's meeting. These reports were 
received and the commissioners were commended for 
their diligence. 

Special Committee: A Special Committee composed 
of the Moderator, the Moderator-nominee and the Chair- 
man of the Committee on Religious Education, was ap- 
pointed to make plans for and arrange for a retreat for 
the Presbytery. 

Moderator Nominated: Rev. S. H. Fulton was nomi- 
nated for Moderator of the October, 1948, meeting of 
Presbytery. 

Minutes Read: The minutes of today's session were 
read and adopted. 



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Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer to 
meet in the Red Springs Presbyterian Church, on Octo- 
ber 19, 1948, at 10:00 a. m. 

D. H. Dulin, Moderator, 
J. F. Menius, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest : C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, August 20, 1948. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church, at 2 :00 P. M., was called to 
order by Rev. A. R. McQueen, the minister of longest 
service in the Presbytery, and was led in prayer by Rev. 
J. Cecil Lawrence. 

Roll: The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, C. M. Gibbs, L. C. LaMotte, F. S. 
Blue, J. F. Menius, I. E. Hager, J. W. Mann, S. E. Howie, J. Cecil 
Lawrence, Chas. W. Worth, Walker B. Healy, Wm. B. Heyward, 
E. L. Stoffel, C. W. Solomon, J. Ray Dickens, A. D. Carswell, B. 0. 
Shannon — 17. 

Ruling Elders: David H. Johnson, Springlake; Dan McCor- 
mick, St. Pauls. — 2. 

Call Read: The following call for this meeting was 
read and found in order. 

Rowland, N. C, July 28, 1948. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby 
call Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on Friday, August 20, 1948, at 
2:00 P. M., to transact the following business, if the way be clear. 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relations between Rev. J. Cecil 
Lawrence and the St. Pauls Church, and grant Mr. Lawrence a 
letter of transfer to Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

2. To transact any business growing out of the above item. 

Signed : 

D. H. Dulin, Moderator, 

Fayetteville Presbytery. 

Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence Resigns: Rev. J. Cecil Law- 
rence offered his resignation as pastor of the St. Pauls 
Church in order that we might accept a call as associate 
pastor of the Myers Park Presbyterian Church of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery, and requested Presbytery to dissolve 
the pastoral relations existing between the church and 
himself. The church was heard from through its repre- 
sentative who reported that the church in a regularly 
called meeting of the congregation had voted to concur 
with Mr. Lawrence in their request. Presbytery granted 
this request and dissolved the pastoral relations effec- 
tive September 1, 1948. 

Minister Dismissed: At his own request Rev. J. Cecil 



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Lawrence was granted a letter of dismissal to Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery. Presbytery instructed the Stated 
Clerk to write a letter of Commendation of the work of 
Mr. Lawrence in this Presbytery to the Stated Clerk of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

Vacancies: Rev. C. W. Worth was made Chairman of 
the Nominating Committee to fill the vacancy caused by 
the removal of Rev. J. Cecil Lawrence. Other vacancies 
caused by his removal were referred to the Nominating 
Committee. 

Minutes Read: The minutes of this session were read 
and adopted. 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

A. R. McQueen, Moderator. 

J. F. Menius, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



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t 

CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, September 20, 1948. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church at 2 : 00 p. m., was called to or- 
der by the Moderator, Rev. D. H. Dulin, and was opened 
with prayer by the Moderator. 

Roll: The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, C. M. Gibbs, H. G. Bedinger, 
L. C. LaMotte, R. R. Ramsey, Troy D. Mullis, T. A. Guiton, F. S. 
Blue, J. F. Menius, I. E. Hager, Thompson E. Davis, J. W. Mann, 
D. H. Dulin, R. R. Gammon, D. L. Jones, James E. Porter, Thomas 

A. Fry, Jr., Wm. Knight Thompson, Walker B. Healy, W. O. Nel- 
son, W. A. Brown, E. L. Stoffel, C. W. Solomon, J. Ray Dickens, 

B. 0. Shannon, S. A. Ewart.— 26. 

Ruling Elders: Ryan McBryde, Bethel; S. P. Stone, Flat 
Branch; 0. D. Causey, Lakeview; Duncan McGoogan, Red Springs; 
W. L. Thornburg, Shiloh; David H. Johnson, Spring Lake — 6. 

Call Read: The following call for this meeting was 
read and found in order : 

Rowland, N. C., September 9, 1948. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby 
call Fayetteville Presbytery to meet in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on Monday, September 20, 1948, at 
2:00 P. M., to transact the following business, if the way be 
clear : 

1. To act on the resignation of Rev. Troy D. Mullis as pastor 
of Manly, Lakeview and Culdee Churches and dissolve the pastoral 
relations existing between him and the churches. 

2. To grant Rev. Troy D. Mullis a letter of transfer to Lexing- 
ton Presbytery. 

3. To dismiss Rev. H. G. Bedinger to Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

4. To receive and act on a report of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work. 

5. To receive Rev. S. A. Ewart from Albemarle Presbytery 
and to arrange for his installation as pastor of Shiloh and Bethel 
Churches. 

6. To transact any business growing out of the above items. 

Signed: D. H. Dulin, Moderator. 
Fayetteville Presbytery. 

Ministers Introduced: Rev. S. A. Ewart, of Albe- 
marle Presbytery, was introduced to Presbytery and was 
invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

Rev. Troy D. Mullis Resigns: Rev. Troy D. Mullis 
offered his resignation as pastor of Manly, Lakeview 



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and Culdee Churches and requested Presbytery to dis- 
solve the pastoral relations between the churches and 
himself. It was reported to the Presbytery that the 
churches had in regularly called meetings of the congre- 
gations concurred with Mr. Mullis in this request. The 
request was granted to become effective September 30, 
1948. 

Minister Dismissed: At his own request Rev. Troy D. 
Mullis was granted a letter of dismission to Lexington 
Presbytery, Presbytery having expressed its apprecia- 
tion of the devoted service which Mr. Mullis has ren- 
dered during his ministry in the Presbytery. 

Minister Dismissed: Rev. H. G. Bedinger requested 
a letter of dismissal to Mecklenburg Presbytery. This 
request was granted after many expressions of apprecia- 
tion of the faithful services which Dr. Bedinger has 
rendered to the Presbytery and Flora Macdonald College 
during the time he has been President of that institution. 
The following overture from the Red Springs Church 
was adopted : 

OVERTURE TO FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Whereas, The Reverend Henry Graybill Bedinger, D.D., is 
resigning as President of Flora Macdonald College after eighteen 
years of service; 

And whereas, during these years he has been an example to 
our community in faithfulness, patience, diligence and love; 

And whereas, Dr. and Mrs. Bedinger have contributed so 
much to the cultural, spiritual, ecclesiastic and civic life of our 
community ; 

We, the elders and deacons of the First Presbyterian Church 
of Red Springs, do respectfully overture Fayetteville Presbytery 
to express to him our love, gratitude and abiding prayer that he 
may continue in the grace and peace of our Lord, and that his 
work may be rewarded by fruitfulness. 

Respectfully submitted this twelfth day of September the year 
of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty eight. 

Roscoe Drake McMillan, Jr., 

Chairman of Board of Deacons. 

J. Arthur McRae, 

Clerk of Session. 

Thomas A. Fry, Jr., 

Pastor. 

Ministers Received: Rev. S. A. Ewart presented a 
letter of dismissal from Albemarle Presbytery to this 
Presbytery. Mr. Ewart was examined as required by the 
Book of Church Order which examination was sustained 



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as satisfactory, and it was ordered that he be enrolled in 
the Presbytery after signing the obligations required by 
the Presbytery of its ministers. 

Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work: 
The Commission requested the advice of the Presbytery 
on a request of the Synod's Committee on the Minister 
and His Work for a list of those ministers desiring a 
change of pastorate or who ought to change pastorates. 
Action on this request was deferred until the next regular 
meeting of Presbytery. The Commission reported that 
the following calls have been found in order and recom- 
mended that they be placed in the hands of Rev. S. A. 
Ewart : From Shiloh Church : For the pastoral services 
of Rev. S. A. Ewart for one-half of his time at a salary 
of $1200.00 per year and free use of the manse and from 
Bethel Church for one-half of his time at a salary of 
$1200.00 per year, each church agreeing to pay a 
sum equivalent to 7% % of the salary into the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund. The recommendation was adopted and 
the calls were placed in Mr. Ewart's hands. Mr. Ewart 
signified his acceptance of the calls and the following 
commission was appointed to install him as pastor of 
these churches on October 10, 1948: Rev. C. M. Gibbs, 
Chairman; Rev. W. B. Heyward, Rev. J. W. Mann and 
Ruling Elders K. A. McDonald and Dr. R. L. Murray. 
Two ministers and one ruling elder are to constitute a 
quorum. 

Vacancies: Vacancies caused by the removal of the 
ministers dismissed today were referred to the Nominat- 
ing Committee. 

Minutes Read: The minutes of today's session were 
read and adopted. 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

D. H. Dulin, Moderator, 

J. F. Menius, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



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TWO HUNDRED AND NINETIETH STATED MEET- 
ING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Red Springs, N. C, October 19, 1948. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Ninetieth Stated Meeting in the Red Springs Presbyte- 
rian Church at 10:00 a. m., was called to order by the 
Moderator, Rev. D. H. Dulin, and opened with prayer. 

Roll: The following were present and enrolled or 
were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: C. G. Vardell, A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, 

C. M. Gibbs, W. S. Golden, S. H. Fulton, H. G. Bedinger, R. L, 
Alexander, J. E. Purcell, L. C. LaMotte, R. R. Ramsey, T. A. 
Guiton, A. M. Keith, J. I. Knight, J. F. Menius, I. E. Hager, 
Harvey A. McBath, J. W. Mann, D. H. Dulin, R. R. Gammon, D. 
L. Jones, C. Rees Jenkins, Thomas A. Fry, Jr., Wm. Knight 
Thompson, Chas. W. Worth, C. K. Taffe, Walker B. Healy, Wm. B. 
Heyward, W. O. Nelson, John W. Craven, W. A. Brown, R. M. 
Phillips, E. L. Stoffel, C. W. Solomon, J. Ray Dickens, A. D. 
Carswell, B. 0. Shannon, S. A. Ewart.— 37. 

Ruling Elders: J. A. Hodgin, Red Springs; J. E. McCallum, 
Ashpole; Allen M. Monroe, Bensalem; J. H. Suttenfield, Bethes- 
da; Alex McNeill, Bluff; A. J. Bain, Bunnlevel; P. L. Hopkins, 
Cameron; J. Symington, Carthage; Alton Worrell, Cedar Rock; 
N. P. Watson, Center; G. W. Davis, Comfort; S. T. Fields, Culdee; 
Dan A. McNeill, Cypress; C. W. Bannerman, Dunn; Isaac E. Hen- 
dren, Eagle Springs; W. J. Dunlap, Elise; Colin Black, Ephesus; 
J. F. Lynch, Erwin; J. M. Blue, Eureka; Howard C. Lewis, Fair- 
mont; J. H. Ashworth, Fayetteville; Angus D. Shaw, Flat Branch; 

D. A. Gillis, Galatia; Ernest Tart, G-rove; J. A. McGeachy, High- 
land; D. H. Dulin, Iona; M. A. Clark, Jackson Springs; C. G. 
Priest, Lakeview; Eli Murray, Laurel Hill; Colin S. Mc Arthur, 
Laurinburg; H. T. Chapin, Lillington; Charlie S. Mclntyre, Lum- 
berton; Lacy John, Lumber Bridge; J. Bruce Cameron, Manly; C. 
S. Mclntyre, Maxton; Alex McGill, Midway; H. R. McMillan, 
Wade; Lacy Mc Arthur, McPherson; H. C. Cameron, Olivia; S. J. 
Thomasson, Parkton; R. B. Britt, Pembroke; M. C. Dew, Raeford; 
Duncan McGoogan, Red Springs; H. P. Johnson, Rex; E. H. Mc- 
Kinnon, Rowland; W. L. Thonburg, Shiloh; Jas. F. Mclntyre, 
Smyrna; David H. Johnson, Spring Lake; J. M. Kelly, Union; 
H. C. Campen, Vaughn Memorial — 50. 

Excused for non- Attendance : The following were ex- 
cused from attending this meeting of Presbytery; Min- 
isters: Sam E. Howie, James E. Porter, Frank S. Blue 
and T. E. Davis. 

New Ruling Elders Introduced: The following ruling 
elders who were attending Presbytery for the first time 
were introduced to Presbytery: Messrs. W. J. Dunlap, 
Elise; Charlie S. Mclntyre, Lumberton; C. S. McArthur, 
Laurinburg; R. Hoke Smith, Iona; and Mr- Thomas A. 



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DeVane, Fayetteville First, the latter of whom was in- 
vited to sit as a visiting brother. 

Visitors Introduced: Rev. Dan T. Caldwell, of Orange 
Presbytery and Director of Christian Education in the 
Synod of North Carolina, was introduced to Presbytery 
and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

Organizations: Rev. H. G. Bedinger was elected Mod- 
erator. (Note: Dr. Bedinger had been dismissed to Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery on September 20, 1948, but at this 
time has not been received by that Presbytery). Rev. 
T. A. Guiton was elected Temporary Clerk. 

Report of Program Committee: The Program Com- 
mittee presented a printed program which was adopted 
for this meeting of Presbytery. 

Report of Special Committee on Retreat: Rev. Thos. 
A. Fry, Chairman of the Special Committee on a Retreat 
for the Presbytery, presented the report of the Commit- 
tee which called for addresses on several topics. The 
report was received. Rev. R. L. Alexander spoke on, "The 
Church and the Alcoholic" and Rev. R. R. Gammon spoke 
on, "The Church and the Local Race Problem." The ad- 
dresses were as follows: 

THE CHURCH AND THE ALCOHOLIC 

What the Church, the Minister can do to help the Alcoholic? 
What is an Alcoholic? 

According to statistics there are in this country some sixty 
million drinkers, and in that group three million who are unable 
to control their drinking. And of the three million, some 800,000, 
who are beyond the shadow of a doubt, all the way up, all the 
way down, all the way across alcoholics, are headed for destruc- 
tion, unless help beyond the usual is brought within their reach. 
Take a good look at the Alcoholic. He is a long, long way from 
"The man of Distinction;" he is no man in white, no winner of 
prizes; he is just the town drunk, the stumble bum, the m)an who 
broke his mother's heart, the figure of comedy and tragedy, the 
improvident father, the helpless recipient of more useless, good 
advice, than any other man in history. 

He is half crazed with the shakes, eaten up with remorse, up 
to his ears in debt, and disgraceful episodes, the prey of quacks 
who gave him cures for just the amount of his family's bank 
account and leave him worse than ever; he is the man weeping 
wives and ministers and judges branded as worthless. 

Take a good look at the boy with the swollen face, the purple 
nose and blunted habits; he is a graduate of many institutions, 
Keeley, Dix Hill, Bellevue, West Brook, Pine Bluff; the jail is 
his alma mater. In all probability he has taken post graduate 
courses in some state hospital for the insane. 



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What does he drink? He drinks good liquor, bad liquor, stump 
hole, hair tonic, shaving lotion, canned heat, vanilla extract; he 
is the most miserable, lonesome human being in the world; he is 
the problem drinker. He seeks to solve his problem through in- 
toxication, and finally cannot face life without it. He is frustrated, 
neurotic, unable to realize his ambitions. He gets into trouble, he 
drinks to avoid meeting his difficulties face to face and as he 
drinks more difficulties arise. Everyone takes a whack at him, 
his family, his business associates, his friends, the minister, the 
doctor, the police. He is in a vicious circle, in a squirrel cage. He 
is worried nearly to the point of insanity. What are you going 
to do with him? He is in your church, my church, your community, 
my community. He is our problem! 

He is out of bounds for medicine, he is too difficult for the 
psychiatrist. For two years now I have been trying to help the 
Alcoholic. Last year, in October, I made a special trip to N\ew 
York to visit the Psychiatric clinic that was being conducted by 
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and Dr. Smiley Blanton. In Marble 
Collegiate Church a groups of Ministers and Psychiatrists were 
collaborating in solving personal problems. I asked them this 
question: "What are you doing with Alcoholics?" And they said, 
"If they are bad enough, we turn them over to AA." 

What is Alcoholics Anonymous? 

A. A.'s as they are called are "a group of ex-alcoholics, who 
by a method which they themselves devised and perfected have 
found the way out of their squirrel cage," a way to break the 
vicious circle of alcoholism, an incentive, an inspiration to step 
from the rank of the living dead. Alcoholics Anonymous has the 
best method that has ever been discovered for rehabilitating alco- 
holics, they have succeeded where the church, the minister, the doc- 
tor and members of the family failed ; they have solved the problem 
for themselves and have dedicated themselves to helping their 
fellow victims. Anyone who is familiar with what they are doing 
has to admit that it works. 

The Alcoholic to recover must first admit that alcohol is ruin- 
ing his life, that he is helpless, that he is whipped; then he must 
be willing to give God a chance with his life. It is the discovery 
"that there is power greater than ourselves, that we can get in 
touch with, that can give to man spiritual mastery over life." It 
is personal work, it is group therapy, it is all of these wrapped up 
in love and kindness. The premises of Alcoholics Anonymous work 
are that Alcoholism is a disease and the alcoholic is a sick person 
and that the alcoholic can be helped and is worth helping. They 
have effectively demonstrated that the only solution to the pro- 
blem is a spiritual solution and that before he is recovered to so- 
briety there must be a spiritual experience. 

The local minister can help arrange an A. A. contact.. If 
there is a sincere desire to help he will not criticise or condemn, 
he will have to work in the spirit of the Good Samaritan. He will 
remember that the alcoholic is extremely nervous, has not slept 
well for days, and that he is half crazed from the "shakes" pro- 
bably two jumps ahead of Delirium Tremens. He is weak from 
lack of nutrition, and this magnifies his nervousness. The man 
in this condition is best treated at first in a hospital, and not 
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for the first 24, 48, or 72 hours. After he has become mentally 
alert, then is the opportune time for the suggestion of the A. A. 
program. The Minister may arrange for an A. A. member to 
visit him, perhaps persuade him to attend an A. A. meeting. Alco- 
holics Anonymous has a very representative membership. Its 
lists include those from all walks of life, in all trades and pro- 
fessions. It should be clearly understood, however, that A. A. has 
no so-called cure, it does have a treatment that is spiritual, that 
has influenced many thousands of sick people to turn weakness 
into strength by leading lives of creative sobriety, and by passing 
on to those in distress the truths and principles that lead to their 
salvation. Concerning which they can say: "I dressed his wounds, 
God healed him." 

THE CHURCH AND THE LOCAL RACE PROBLEM 

"We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are 
created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with cer- 
tain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the 
pursuit of happiness." With these ringing words our young coun- 
try unfurled its banner of equality and freedom to the whole 
world. Many times aggressors have challenged this equality and 
sought to abrogate this freedom and each time the sons of the 
land have laid down their lives in order to preserve their liberties. 

The tragedy of our situation today is that while we are willing 
to fight to maintain our rights to equality with others, we are 
not willing to do the same to maintain the equality of others with 
us; we resent anyone who feels superior to ourselves, yet insist 
upon our right to feel superior to others. Thus our equality is 
only a one way street. What we guard for ourselves, we deny to 
members of minority racial groups in our midst; the Jew in the 
North, the Japanese in the West, the Mexican in the Southwest, 
the Negro in the South, all are denied equality by those among 
whom they live. And this condition constitutes the most serious 
threat and barrier to America's moral leadership in the world. 
Peoples of other nations and races simply cannot trust our claim 
of democratic principles when they see the treatment accorded mi- 
nority groups in our boundaries. 

Our own particular problem is our relation with the Negro. 
Our practice of segregation with discrimination is a far cry from 
proclaiming our belief in equality. For each race to go its own 
way and remain separate would not be so bad, but in our insistence 
upon separation the Negro usually gets the worse end of the 
bargain. He does not have equal opportunities for employing his 
native talents but must be satisfied with an inferior place in life 
or else move to some other part of the land; he does not enjoy the 
right to feel himself an individual worthy of the respect of his 
fellow man, but must always feel himself inferior, one who must 
always look up but never be looked up to. 

These conditions, in view of the teachings of the New Testa- 
ment, "God hath made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on 
the face of the earth;" "there is neither Greek nor Jew, circum- 
cision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free; but 
Christ is all, and in all," show that from the Christian standpoint 
there is no difference between races, that we all stand alike before 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 105 

God. The cross of Christ is a great equalizing factor and before, 
it we are no better than anyone else. 

It is up to the Church, then, and to individual Christians to 
do all they can to practice and encourage the practice of equality; 
to look upon our colored friends as our brothers in Christ, to in- 
still in them racial pride and self-respect, to guarantee to them 
the place which they, as individuals, share with all others before 
God. We must come to look upon them as children of God for 
whom the Son of God gave His Life, even as He did for us, and 
that they are therefore equally as precious in the sight of God as 
we ourselves. 

A general discussion was held at the conclusion of 
each of the above addresses. Presbytery expressed its 
appreciation for these addresses and ordered that they 
be printed in the Minutes of Presbytery. The hour for 
the sermon of the retiring Moderator having arrived, 
the remainder of the addresses called for in this report 
were placed on the docket for the January meeting of 
the Presbytery: Namely, 'The Church and Marriage," 
by Rev. S. E. Howie; 'The Christian and International 
Problems," by Rev. C. W. Worth; and "Prayer in Times 
Like These," by Rev. Walker B. Healy. 

Recess: Presbytery took recess for ten minutes for 
preparation for the Communion Service. 

Presbyterial Sermon: Presbytery reconvened at 11 :45 
a. m., and heard the Presbyterial Sermon on Col. 1:18, 
by the retiring Moderator, Rev. D. H. Dulin. 

Communion Service: The Communion of the Lord's 
Supper was observed, being administered by Rev. Thos. 
A. Fry and Rev. H. G. Bedinger. 

Recess: Presbytery took recess until 2:00 p. m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 p. m., and was led in 
prayer by Rev. Walker B. Healy. 

Standing Committees: The following Standing Com- 
mittees were appointed: 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. C. W. Worth, Chairman; Rev. J. F. 
Menius and Ruling Elder A. J. Bain. 

Resolutions: Rev. D. L. Jones, Chairman; Rev. E. L. Stoffel 
and Ruling Elder C. S. McArthur. 

Report on Educational Institutions: The Committee 
on Educational Institutions presented its report which 



106 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

was received. Rev. Dan T. Caldwell, the Director of 
Christian Education in the Synod of North Carolina, 
spoke on "Christian Education and Our Educational In- 
stitutions. " The report was received as information. 

Communications : The following communications were 
received and disposed of as indicated: 

a. From the Christian Observer regarding "Church Paper 
Week." Received as information. 

b. From the Assembly's Radio Committee regarding Presby- 
tery's Committee on Radio. Received as information. 

c. From Mr. L. E. Faulkner, Hattiesburg, Miss., asking for 
list of church officers of the Presbytery. Answered in tne nega- 
tive. 

Ministers Dismissed: At his own request Rev. Alva 
M. Gregg was granted a letter of dismission to Atlanta 
Presbytery. 

Report on Home Missions: The Home Mission Com- 
mittee submitted the following recommendations which 
were adopted : 

Recommendations : 

1. That the Stated Clerk be authorized to sign a note with 
the Benson, Unity and Four Oaks Churches for the amount nec- 
essary for the purchase of a manse at Benson, this amount not 
to exceed four .thousand dollars. 

2. That the minimum salary for a single minister be $2,400.00 
per year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. E. Howie, Chairman. 

Report on Steivardship : The Stewardship Committee 
submitted the following report which was adopted: 

The contribution of the churches of Fayetteville Presbytery 
to all benevolent causes during the church year which ended on 
March 31, 1948, amounted to $173,411.00. This is an increase over 
the year before of $21,527.00. Whereas this is a most encouraging 
increase, it must be remembered that this figure includes contri- 
butions to the Program of Progress. A year ago, our Presbytery 
accepted the Program of Progress askings in the amount of 
$167,087.00 for the five year period. During the past church year, 
approximately 25% of the total askings was contributed. This is 
encouraging and an indication that our people and churches are 
giving more liberally. During this year the benevolent budget of 
our Presbytery for all causes is $133,432.00. 

Recommendations : 

1. That Sunday, March 6, 1949, be observed as Every Member 
Canvass Day, and that the canvass not be considered completed 
until every member has either made a pledge or has refused to 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 107 

make a pledge, after having the claims of the church presented to 
him by a representative of the church. 

2. That the theme of the Every-Member Canvass for the year 
be "Give God His Share." 

3. That the period of February 7 - March 6, 1949, be observed 
as the special season for emphasis on the stewardship of life and 
possessions, and that pastors be asked to preach repeatedly on 
these themes. 

4. That special consideration and emphasis be given to the 
Tithe as a spiritual necessity for the development of the most 
efficient Christian. 

5. That the Presbytery renew its approvel of the Presby- 
terian Program of Progress as the expression of the goals and 
program of the church, and that each of the churches strive to se- 
cure no less than 25% of the financial quota during the church 
year. 

6. That all churches make as effective as possible the organi- 
zation of the Program of Progress committees and lay upon these 
committees the responsibility of reaching the challenge of this 
program. 

7. That every minister and church strive to take advantage of 
the avenues of service which are offered. 

8. That a Presbytery-wide Stewardship meeting be held the 
early part of January to be attended by all ministers, Clerks of 
Sessions, Chairmen of Boards of Deacons, and local church trea- 
surers (both benevolence and current expense) to promote the 
stewardship program and especially the benevolent budget for the 
church year 1949-1950. 

9. That each Church be instructed to send one deacon to each 
meeting of Presbytery. 

10. That the following system of percentage be adopted for 
distribution of benevolent funds with the understanding that all 
funds be sent through the Central Treasurer of the Presbytery. 

A. Assembly's Causes: 

Foreign Missions 20.000% 

Assembly's Home Mission 7.000 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 7.650 

Religious Education and Publication 1.450 

Assembly's Training School 1,850 

Bible Cause .375 

War Relief 1.950 

Evangelism .575 

Radio .500 

Christian Relations .325 

Negro Work 2.200 

Defense Service Council .625 

Montreat 1.000 

Total 45.500% 



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B. Synod's Causes: 

Religious Education 3.500% 

Orphan's Home 3.000 

Synod's Home Missions 4.000 

Educational Institution 14.000 

Home for Aged 1.000 

Wm. Black Home 1.000 



Total 26.500% 

Presbytery's Causes: 

Home Missions 23.000% 

Religious Education .500 

Presbytery Office 4.500 



Total 28.000% 

Assembly's Causes 45.50% 

Synod's Causes 26.50 

Presbytery's Causes 28.00 



Total 100.00% 

11. That Presbytery accept $140,000 as the benevolent budget 
for the church year 1949-1950. This figure is somewhat lower 
than that adopted by Synod, but is a 5% increase over a year ago. 
The committee, after careful consideration, feels that the accept- 
ance of this figure is wise, since we are also asking the churches to 
contribute 25% of the five-year askings of the Program of Pro- 
gress during the coming church year. 

12. That the asking for the churches be as follows: 

Antioch $ 1,958 Culdee $ 629 

Ashepole 1,712 Cypress 412 

Barbecue 135 Dundarrach 41 

Bensalem 788 Dunn 3,834 

Benson 95 Eagle Springs 135 

Berea 65 Ebenezer 95 

Bethel 923 Elise 658 

Bethesda 4,731 Ephesus 747 

Big Rockfish 364 Erwin 959 

Bluff 559 Eureka 635 

Brownson Memorial 900 Fairmont 1,058 

Buie's Creek 18 Fayetteville First 19,245 

Bunnlevel 341 Flat Branch 830 

Cameron 1,123 Four Oaks 59 

Cameron Hill 195 Galatia 905 

Campbellton 106 Gibson 547 

Cape Fear 41 G-odwin 888 

Carthage 2,422 Grove 235 

Cedar Rock 176 Highland 10,150 

Centre 1,341 Hope Mills 165 

Circle Court 118 Horseshoe 30 

Church In The Pines 1,605 Iona 988 

Church of the Covenant 464 Jackson Springs 1,411 

Comfort 353 Lakeview 212 



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Laurel Hill $ 2,134 

Laurinburg 13,736 

Leaflet 335 

Lillington 2,064 

Lumber Bridge 364 

Lumberton 8,938 

Manly 518 

Maxton 6,050 

McMillan 341 

McPherson 2,675 

Midway 529 

Montpelier 2,282 

Mount Pisgah 588 

Mount Tabor 65 

Naomi 65 

Olivia 1,346 



Palestine 

Parkton 

Pembroke __. 
Philadelphus 

Philippi 

Pinehurst __. 
Plainview __ 



65 
953 
265 
882 

36 
560 

36 



Priest Hill $ 106 

Providence 135 

Raeford 9,844 

Raven Rock 794 

Red Springs 7,174 

Rex 918 

Rowland 1,556 

Sardis 95 

Sherwood 363 

Shiloh .1,200 

Smyrna 876 

Spence 12 

Spies 47 

Spring Lake 70 

St. Pauls 3,281 

Sunnyside 1,834 

Union 170 

Unity 65 

Vass 905 

Vaughn Memorial 60 

West End 758 

Westminster 76 

McNair Memorial 12 



Respectfully submitted, 

Walker B. Healy, Chairman. 

Report on Religious Education: The Committee on 
Religious Education submitted the following report which 
was adopted: 

Your Committee on Religious Education would call your at- 
tention to the following dates: 

Presbytery's Young People's Rally at Flora Macdonald Col- 
lege, October 31, 1948, at 3:00 P. M. 

Meeting of the Men of the Synod of North Carolina in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Sanford, North Carolina, November 
27-28, 1948. 

Pioneer Conferences at Camp Chickgami, White Lake, North 
Carolina. 

First Week: June 13-18, 1949. 
Second Week: June 20-25, 1949. 

Presbyterian Youth Fellowship Conference at Flora Macdonald 
College, June 27— July 2, 1949. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thos. A. Fry, Chairman. 

Report on Assembly's Causes: The Committee on As- 
sembly's Causes submitted the following reports which 
were received and disposed of as indicated: 

On Foreign Missions: Rev. W. S. Golden presented the 
report on Foreign Missions which report was received 
as information and Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. 



110 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

C. R. Jenkins and Rev. C. W. Worth for the Foreign Mis- 
sions work and particularly that of the far East, China, 
Japan, and Korea. 

On Bible Cause: Rev. Thomas A. Fry presented the 
report on Bible Cause which report was received as in- 
formation. 

Qn Minutes of the General Assembly: This report 
was placed on the docket for the January meeting of 
Presbytery. 

On Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: The 
Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
presented to Presbytery Mr. Horace Dewey Herring who 
made application to be received under the care of this 
Presbytery as a Candidate for the Ministry. The Com- 
mittee reported that all the required papers of the appli- 
cant had been received and approved by the Committee 
and the Committee recommended that he be examined 
by Presbytery, with a view to his enrollment as a can- 
didate. After an examination as required by the Book 
of Church Order which was approved as satisfactory, it 
was ordered that Mr. Herring be enrolled as a candidate 
for the ministry under the care of this Presbytery. 

Report of Commission on Minister and His Work: 
The Commission on the Minister and His Work submit- 
ted the following recommendations which were adopted : 

Recommendations : 

1. That the following churches be given permission to change 
the terms of their calls for the pastoral services of Rev. Ira E. 
Hager: Flat Branch from $1400.00 to $1550.00 per year and 
Spring Lake from $1000.00 to $1150.00 per year, and that these 
churches be commended for their action. 

2. That the Executive Secretary investigate and bring to the 
Commission definite recommendations in regard to grouping Culdee 
and Eureka, Manly and Lakeview, and regrouping Sunnyside. 

3. That the Commission take steps as soon as possible to 
help Lumber Bridge, Philadelphus and Mt. Tabor secure a pastor. 

4. When a minister acts as a temporary supply in a vacant 
church for more than one Sunday, that the matter be referred 
to the Commission on the Minister and His Work for approval. 

5. That Big Rockfish Church be granted permission to employ 
Rev. B. O. Shannon as temporary supply on terms agreeable to 
the church and Mr. Shannon, until such time as this church may 
be placed in a permanent grouping. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Louis C. LaMotte, Chairman. 



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Report on Nominations: Rev. C. W. Worth, Chairman 
of the Committee on Nominations, submitted the Com- 
mittee's report which was adopted. (See General Direc- 
tory). 

Resignation: Rev. Thos. A. Fry resigned as a member 
of the Commission on the Minister and His Work, because 
of the great amount of time required for the Presbytery's 
Committee on Religious Education, of which he is Chair- 
man. Presbytery accepted this resignation and elected 
Rev. D. L. Jones to fill the vacancy thus caused. 

Committee Dissolved: The special Committee on Pres- 
byterian Junior College was dissolved. 

Resolution: A resolution regarding the inviting of 
a member from the Presbyterian Church, U. S. A., to 
address the Presbytery once each year for the next five 
years was introduced by Rev. R. R. Gammon. This reso- 
lution was referred to the following ad interim Commit- 
tee: Rev. R. R. Gammon, Chairman; Rev. Walker B. 
Healy and Rev. C. M. Gibbs. 

Reports of Commissions on Installations: The follow- 
ing reports of Commissions on Installations were receiv- 
ed and admitted to the records of Presbytery : 

On Installation of Rev. J. Ray Dickens: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to 
install Rev. J. Ray Dickens as pastor of Smyrna and Centre 
Churches, met at the Smyrna Church on August 8, 1948, at 3:30 
p. m., with the following present: Rev. Thos. A. Fry, Jr., Rev. 
L. C. LaMotte, Rev. J. W. Mann and Ruling Elders George McLeod 
and J. B. McCallum, Jr. The meeting was opened with prayer. 
Rev. L. C. LaMotte was elected Clerk. Rev. Thos. A. Fry presided 
and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. L. C. LaMotte 
preached the sermon. Rev. J. W. Mann charged the pastor and 
Mr. George McLeod charged the congregation. Rev. J. Ray Dickens 
was declared duly installed as pastor of the Smyrna Church ac- 
cording to the Book of Church Order. The Commission took recess, 
after being led in prayer, to meet at the Centre Church at 8:00 
P. M. 

At 8:00 p. m., the Commission reconvened with prayer at the 
Centre Church. All members of the Commission being present. 
Rev. Thos. A. Fry presided and propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions. Rev. J. W. Mann preached the sermon. Rev. L. C. LaMotte 
charged the pastor and Mr. George McLeod charged the congrega- 
tion. Rev. J. Ray Dickens was declared duly installed as pastor 
of the Centre Church according to the Book of Church Order. 
The minutes of the Commission were read and adopted. The 
Commission adjourned with prayer. 

Thos. A. Fry, Chairman, 
L. C. LaMotte, Clerk. 



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On Installation of Rev. A. D. Carswell: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to 
install Rev. A. D. Carswell as pastor of The Church of the Cove- 
nant, met at the church at 7:30 p. m., on September 12, 1948, with 
the following present: Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Rev. Walker B. Healy, 
and Ruling Elder J. M. Wilson. The meeting was opened with 
prayer. Rev. C. M. Gibbs was appointed Clerk. Rev. C. M. Gibbs 
presided, preached the sermon and propounded the constitutional 
questions. Rev. Walker B. Healy charged the pastor and Mr. J. 
M. Wilson charged the congregation. Rev. A. D. Carswell was de- 
clared duly installed as pastor of The Church of the Covenant ac- 
cording to the Book of Church Order. The minutes on the Com- 
mission were approved and the Commission adjourned with the 
benediction by the newly installed pastor. 

C. M. Gibbs, Chairman and Clerk. 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to 
install Rev. A. D. Carswell as pastor of Cypress Church met at 
the church at 3:30 P. M. on September 19, 1948, with the follow- 
ing present. Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Rev. E. D. McMahan and Ruling 
Elder W. M. Shaw. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. 
C. M. Gibbs was appointed Clerk. Rev. C. M. Gibbs, presided, 
preached the sermon and propounded the constitutional questions. 
Rev. E. D. McMahan charged the pastor and Mr. W. M. Shaw 
charged the congregation. Rev. A. D. Carswell was declared duly 
installed as pastor of the Cypress Church according to the Book 
of Church Order. The minutes of the Commission were approved 
and the Commission adjourned with the benediction by the newly 
installed pastor. 

C. M. Gibbs, Chairman and Clerk. 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to in- 
stall Rev. A. D. Carswell as pastor of the Cameron Hill Church met 
at the church at 7:30 p. m., on September 19, 1948, with the follow- 
ing present: Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Rev. E. D. McMahan and Ruling 
Elder W. M. Shaw. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. 
C. M. Gibbs was appointed Clerk. Rev. C. M. Gibbs presided, pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions and charged the pastor. Rev. 
E. D. McMahan preached the sermon. Mr. W. M. Shaw charged 
the congregation. Rev. A. D. Carswell was declared duly installed 
as pastor of the Cypress Church according to the Book of Church 
Order. The minutes of the Commission were approved and the 
Commission adjourned with the benediction by* the newly installed 
pastor. 

C. M. Gibbs, Chairman and Clerk. 

On Installation of Rev. S. A. Ewart: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to in- 
stall Rev. S. A. Ewart as pastor of Shiloh and Bethel Churches, 
met at Shiloh Church on October 10, 1948, at 4:30 p. m., with 
the following present: Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Rev. W. B. Heyward, 
Rev. J. W. Mann, and Ruling Elders K. A. McDonald and R. L. 
Murray. The meeting was opened with prayer. Mr. K. A. Mc- 
Donald was elected Clerk. Rev. C. M. Gibbs presided and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. Rev. W. B. Heyward preach- 
ed the sermon. Rev. J. W. Mann charged the pastor and Mr. K. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 113 

A. McDonald charged the congregation. Rev. S. A. Ewart was 
declared duly installed as pastor of the Shiloh Church according to 
the Book of Church Order. The Commission took recess, after 
being led in prayer to meet at the Bethel Church at 8:00 P. M. 

At 8:00 P. M. the Commission reconvened with prayer at the 
Bethel Church, all members of the Commission being present. 
Rev. C. M. Gibbs presided and propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions. Rev. J. W. Mann preached the sermon. Rev. W. B. Heyward 
charged the pastor and Dr. R. L. Murray charged the congrega^ 
tion. Rev. S. A. Ewart was declared duly installed as pastor of 
the Bethel Church according to the Book of Church Order. The 
minutes of the Commission were read and adopted. The Commis- 
sion adjourned with prayer. 

C. M. Gibbs, Chairman, 
K. A. McDonald, Clerk. 

On Installation of Rev. B. 0. Shannon: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to in- 
stall Rev. B. O. Shannon as pastor of Galatia and Hope Mills 
Churches, met at the Galatia Church on October 17, 1948, at 3:30 
p. m., with the following present: Rev. S. E. Howie, Rev. C. M. 
Gibbs and Ruling Elder W. M. Shaw. The meeting was opened with 
prayer. Rev. C. M. Gibbs was elected Clerk. Rev. S. E. Howie 
presided, propounded the constitutional questions and charged the 
pastor. Rev. C. M. Gibbs preached the sermon and Mr. W. M. 
Shaw charged the congregation. Rev. B. O. Shannon was declared 
duly installed as pastor of the Galatia Church according to the 
Book of Church Order. After being led in prayer the Commission 
took recess to meet at the Hope Mills Church at 7:30 P. M. 

At 7:30 P. M., the Commission reconvened with prayer at 
the Hope Mills Church. Rev. C. M. Gibbs presided, propounded the 
constitutional questions and charged the pastor. Rev. S. E. Howie 
preached the sermon and Mr. S. H. McPherson charged the con- 
gregation. Rev. B. O. Shannon was declared duly installed as pas- 
tor of the Hope Mills Church according to the Book of Church 
Order. The minutes of the Commission were read and adopted. 
The Commission adjourned with prayer. 

S. E. Howie, Chairman, 
C. M. Gibbs, Clerk. 

Report on Bills and Overtures: The Committee on 
Bills and Overtures reported that no matters had been 
placed in the hands of the Committee. The Committee 
discharged. 

Report on Resolutions: The Committee on Resolutions 
submitted the following report which was adopted by 
a rising vote : 

Your Committee on Resolutions reports as follows: 

We give our sincere thanks to the Red Springs Church for 
entertaining us in so fine a way during this meeting of Presby- 
tery. We wish especially to thank the ladies of the church for 
the bountiful and delightful dinner they served. 



114 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

We thank the Committee which provided a special program 
on timely topics and for the helpful way in which it was pre- 
sented. 

We thank Dr. Dan T. Caldwell for his fine presentation of 
the cause of Synods Schools and Colleges. 

We would commend the Red Springs Church and pastor for 
the splendid job done in the redecorating and beautifying of their 
Sanctuary. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. L. Jones, Chairman. 

Moderator Nominated: Rev. W. S. Golden was nom- 
inated for Moderator of the January, 1949, meeting of 
Presbytery. 

Place of Next Meeting: Presbytery accepted an in- 
vitation to hold the January, 1949, meeting in the Jack- 
son Springs Presbyterian Church. 

Minutes Read: The minutes of today's sessions were 
read and adopted. 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer by 
Rev. C. M. Gibbs, to meet in the Jackson Springs Pres- 
byterian Church, on January 18, 1949, at 10:00 a. m. 

H. G. Bedinger, Moderator, 

J. F. Menius, Permanent Clerk, 

Attest : C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 115 

INDEX 
Addresses 102, 104 

Assembly's Causes, Report on 109 

Bills and Overtures 94, 113 

Called Meetings 96, 98 

Candidates 92 

Commissioners to General Assembly 94 

Communications 89, 106 

Educational Institutions, Report on 105 

Enrollment 88, 96, 98, 101 

General Directory 83 

Home Missions, Report on 92, 106 

Installations, Report on 93, 111 

Minister and His Work, Report on 91, 100, 110 

Ministers Dismissed 91, 96, 99, 106 

Ministers Received 90, 99 

Minutes of Presbytery 88, 101 

Nominating Committee, Report on 111 

Organization 88, 102 

Program Committee, Report on 88, 102 

Religious Education, Report on 90, 109 

Resolutions, Report on 94, 113 

Special Committees 94, 102 

Standing Committees 89, 105 

Stewardship, Reported on 106 



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CALLED MEETINGS 

Laurinburg, N. C, June 21, 1949 

Fayetteville, N. C, August 22, 1949 

Fayetteville, N. C, October 14, 1949 

PRO RE NATA MEETING 
Barium Springs, N. C., September 20, 1949 

STATED MEETINGS 

January 1949, Jackson Springs, N. C. 

April 1949, Antioch, Red Springs, N. C. 

July 1949, Presbyterian Junior College, 
Maxton, N. C. 

October 1949, West End, N. C. 



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^Minutes of 

FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 




CALLED MEETINGS 

Laurinburg, N. C, June 21, 1949 
Fayetteville, N. C, August 22, 1949 
Fayetteville, N. C, October 14, 1949 

PRO RE NATA MEETING 

Barium Springs, N. C., September 20, 1949 

STATED MEETINGS 

January 1949, Jackson Springs, N. C. 

April 1949, Antioch, Red Springs, N. C. 

July 1949, Presbyterian Junior College, 

Maxton, N. C. 

October 1949, West End, N. C. 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 

APRIL 1949 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderators : 

Rev. W. S. Golden, January 1949 Carthage 

Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, April 1949 Maxton 

Stated Clerk— Rev. C. M. Gibbs (1950) Fayetteville 

Permanent Clerk — Rev. J. F. Menius (1950) Fayetteville 

Temporary Clerks: 

Rev. J. W. Mann— July 1948 Red Springs 

Rev. T. A. Guiton — October 1948 Lillington 

Historian — Rev. L. A. McLaurin Mullins, S. C. 

The terms of office in the following groups expire as indicated 
by the date with each name or group of names. 

TRUSTEES 

I. Davidson College 

Fall 1949— Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

Fall 1950— Rev. C. M. Gibbs Fayetteville 

Fall 1951— Rev. S. E. Howie Fayetteville 

Fall 1952— Mr. W. A. West Fayetteville 

II. Elise Academy 

Fall 1949— Mr. D. D. McCrimmon, Robbins; Mrs. M. J. McNeill, 

Laurinburg; Mr. W. P. Saunders, Robbins. 
Fall 1950— Rev. R. R. Ramsey, Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Mr. W. H. Currie, 

Carthage. 
Fall 1951— Rev. W. O. Nelson, Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen; 

Mr. A. D. McLauchlin, Vass. 
Fall 1952— Mrs. L. L. McGoogan, St. Pauls; Mrs. Chas. Rankin, 

Fayetteville; Mrs. F. L. Eubanks, McCain. 

III. Flora Macdonald College 

Spring 1950 — Mr. J. E. Johnson, Lumberton; Mr. J. Lawrence Mc- 
Neill, Raeford; Dr. C. T. Johnson, Red Springs; 
Rev. W. S. Golden. 

Spring 1951 — Dr. P. J. Chester, Southern Pines; Mr. Edwin Mor- 
gan, Laurinburg; Mrs. D. A. McCormick, McDonald; 
Rev. W. B. Healy. 

Spring 1952— Mr. Julian B. Hutaff, Fayetteville; Dr. D. S. Currie, 
Parkton; Mr. A. T. McLean, Lumberton; Mr. H. 
McN. Jones, Laurinburg. 

IV. Donaldson Academy 

Mr. Hector McKeithan, Chairman 
Mr. Claude Rankin, Secretary 

Mr. T. A. DeVane, Dr. D. G. McKeithan, Mr. H. M. Pinkston, 
Mr. J. M. Wilson, Fayetteville; Mr. W. R. Sutherland, Laurinburg; 

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120 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Mr. M. C. Dew, Raeford; Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev. C. M. Gibbs; 
Mr. D. C. McEachern, St. Fauls. 

V. Sandy Grove Church Property 

Spring 1950— Mr. J. McN. Gillis, Fayetteville ; Mr. Neill A. Mc- 

Fadyen, Timberland. 
Spring 1951 — Mr. J. B. Cameron and Mr. McKay Blue, Raeford. 
Spring 1952 — Mr. Ryan McBryde, Raeford. 

VI. Fayetteville Presbytery 

Fall 1949— Mr. Neill McKay Salmon Lillington 

Fall 1950— Mr. Ryan McBryde Raeford 

Fall 1951— Mr. Edward B. Hope Fayetteville 

VII. Lebanon Church Cemetery 

Mr. F. E. Coxe, Mr. Ralph Purcell, Miss Kate McKenzie. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

Note: The terms of office of all executive committee mem- 
bers expire at the Stated Meeting of the Presbytery in October of 
the year indicated. 

I. Presbytery's Home Missions 

Rev. S. E. Howie, Chairman 

1949— Rev. W. S. Golden, Rev. J. I. Knight, Mr. M. C. Dew, Rae- 
ford. 

1950— Revs. S. E. Howie, Rev. T. A. Guiton, Mr. H. C. Cameron, 
Olivia. 

1951— Rev. C. W. Worth, Rev. W. B. Heyward, Mr. J. B. Mc- 
Callum, Jr., Maxton. 

II. Stewardship 

Rev. Walker B. Healy, Chairman 

1949 — Rev. R. R. Ramsey, Dr. D. S. Currie, Parkton, Mr. H. B 
Sessoms, Fayetteville; Rev. R. L. Alexander. 

1950 — Rev. D. H. Dulin, Mr. C. E. Beman, Laurinburg; Mr. C. W. 
Bannerman, Dunn; Mr. L. B. McKeithen, Cameron. 

1951— Rev. Walker B. Healy, Mr. W. H. Byrd, Bunnlevel; Mr. 
Arch McEachern, Red Springs; Mr. W. P. Saunders, Rob- 
bins. 

1952— Rev. E. L. Stoffel, Mr. W. E. Blue, Southern Pines; Mr. 
Scott Shepherd, Lumberton; Mr. Neill McK. Salmon, Lil- 
lington. 

III. Religious Education 

Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Chairman 

1949 — Rev. Thos. A. Fry, Rev. A. M. Keith, Rev. R. R. Gammon. 
1950— Rev. W. B. Heyward, Rev. John W. Craven, Rev. F. S. Blue, 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 121 

1951 — Rev. W. Knight Thompson, Mr. Jerome Clark, Fayetteville ; 
Mr. R. F. Morris, Maxton; Rev. W. O. Nelson. 
President of the Men of the Presbytery — Mr. John Luther 
McLean, Lumberton. 

President of the Presbyterial — Mrs. H. C. McLauchlin, Rae- 
ford. 

Secretary of Religious Education in the Presbyterial — Mrs. 
Chas. W. Worth, Aberdeen. 

Adult Advisor — Miss Fodie Buie, Red Springs. 
President of the Presbyterian Youth Fellowship — Miss Helen 
Sherrill, Fayetteville. 

Treasurer of Synod's Religious Education — Mr. C. E. Be- 
man, Laurinburg. 

Conference Physician — Dr. C. T. Johnson, Red Springs. 
Advisory Members — Miss Kate Sutton, Fayetteville; Miss 
Flora McQueen, Dunn; Mrs. T. W. Covington, Raeford. 

IV. Woman's Work 

Rev. W. Knight Thompson, Chairman 

1949— Rev. W. Knight Thompson. 
1950— Rev. Ira E. Hager. 
1951— Rev. R. M. Phillips. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

Note: The terms of office of all permanent committee mem- 
bers expire at the Stated Meeting of Presbytery in October of 
the year indicated. 

I. Assembly's Work 

Rev. C. H. Maury, Chairman 

1949— Christian Edu. and Ministerial Relief— Rev. T. E. Davis 

Educational Institutions — Rev. C. K. Taffe. 
1950— Rev. C. H. Maury. 

Radio — Mr. Ryan McBryde, Raeford. 

Negro Work — Rev. S. E. Howie. 

Minutes of General Assembly — Rev. W. A. Brown. 
1951 — Foreign Missions, Rev. C. W. Worth. 

Assembly's Home Missions — Rev. R. L. Prince. 

Bible Cause — Rev. C. Rees Jenkins. 

II. Synod's Work 

Rev. J. F. Menius, Chairman 

1949 — Rev. J. F. Menius. 

Home for the Aged — Rev. R. R. Gammon. 
1950 — Educational Institutions — Rev. S. H. Fulton. 
1951 — Home Missions — Rev. J. I. Knight. 

Orphans' Home — Rev. John W. Craven. 

Synod's Minutes — Rev. C. I. Calcote. 



122 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

III. Presbytery's Work 

1. Business — Rev. Ira E. Hager, Chairman. 
1949— Rev. Ira E. Hager. 

1950 — Sessional Records — Rev. W. A. Brown. 
1951 — Auditing — Mr. J. C. Graham, Erwin. 

2. Educational Institutions — Rev. R. L. Alexander, Chairman. 
1949— Rev. R. L. Alexander. 

1950— Mr. M. C. Dew, Raeford. 

1951 — Mr. W. A. Leland McKeithen, Pinehurst. 

3. Printed Minutes — Rev. W. Knight Thompson, Chairman. 
1949— Rev. W. Knight Thompson. 

1950— Rev. C. I. Calcote. 
1951— Rev. J. Ray Dickens. 

4. Christian Relations — Rev. S. E. Howie, Chairman. 
1949— Rev. S. E. Howie. 

1950— Rev. C. K. Taffe. 
1951— Rev. Thos. A. Fry. 

5. Evangelism — Rev. E. L. Stoffel, Chairman. 
1949— Rev. J. F. Menius and Rev. C. W. Worth. 
1950— Rev. W. B. Hevward. 

1951— Rev. E. L. Stoffel and Rev. S. A. Ewart. 

6. Examinations: 

a. Theology. 

1949— Rev. W. S. Golden. 
1950— Rev. Walker B. Healy. 
1951— Rev. W. B. Heyward. 

b. Church Government: 
1949— Rev. R. R. Gammon. 
1950— Rev. S. E. Howie. 
1951— Rev. A. D. Carswell. 

c. Sacraments: 

1949 — Rev. R. L. Prince. 
1950— Rev. C. W. Solomon. 
1951— Rev. D. O. Shanon. 

d. English Bible : 
1949— Rev. T. E. Davis. 
1950— Rev. C. H. Maury. 
1951— Rev. H. A. McBath. 

e. Thesis and Exegesis: 
1949— Rev. J. F. Menius. 
1950— Rev. S. H. Fulton. 
1951— Rev. C. M. Gibbs. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. Presbyterian Program of Progress: 

Mr. Neill McK. Salmon, Chairman, Lillington; Mr. H. McN. 
Jones and Mr. C. E. Beman, Laurinburg; Mr. H. C. Blue, 
Aberdeen; Mr. W. J. Barefoot, Benson; Mr. M. C. Dew, Rae- 
ford; Mr. John Luther McLean, Lumberton; Mr. Chas. Sills, 
St. Pauls; Mr. J. M. Wilson. Fayetteville; Dr. D. S. Currie, 
Parkton. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 123 

2. Method of Electing Commissioners to General Assembly: 

Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Jr., Chairman; Rev. R. R. Ramsey; and 
Ruling Elder C. E. Beman. 

3. Student Work: 

Rev. R. L. Alexander, Chairman; Rev. E. Lee Stoffel and Rev. 
Thos. A. Fry, Jr. 

COMMISSIONS 

1. On the Minister and His Work: 
Rev. S. H. Fulton, Chairman. 

1949— Rev. S. E. Howie, Mr. Edward B. Hope, Fayetteville. 
1950— Rev. W. Knight Thompson, Mr. T. H. Sansom, Dunn. 
1951— Rev. S. H. Fulton. 

MISCELLANEOUS GROUPS 

(Printed, as Information) 

1. Churches by Districts: 

District No. 1: Benson, Berea, Bluff, Dunn, Ebenezer, Erwin, 
Four Oaks, G-odwin, Grove, McMillan, Plainview, Provi- 
dence, Riverside, Spence, Unity. 

District No. 2: Big Rockfish, Campbellton, Church-of-the-Cov- 
enant, Circle Court, Comfort, Fayetteville First, Highland, 
Hope Mills, MacPherson, Sherwood, Springlake, Sunny- 
side, Vaughn Memorial, Westminster. 

District No. 3: Ashpole, Fairmont, Iona, Lumberton, McNair 
Memorial, Midway, Mt. Tabor, Pembroke, Philadelphus, 
Red Springs, Rowland, St. Pauls. 

District No. 4: Centre, Church-in-the-Pines, Gibson, Laurel 
Hill, Laurinburg, Maxton, Montpelier, Naomi, Smyrna. 

District No. 5: Antioch, Bethel, Galatia, Lumber Bridge, Park- 
ton, Philippi, Raeford, Rex, Sandy Grove, Shiloh. 

District No. 6: Bethesda, Brownson Memorial, Community, 
Culdee, Eureka, Jackson Springs, Lakeview, Manly, Vass, 
West End. 

District No. 7: Bensalem, Cameron, Cameron Hill, Carthage, 
Cypress, Eagle Springs, Elise, Horseshoe, Olivia, Spies, 
Union. 

District No. 8: Barbecue, Buies Creek, Bunnlevel, Cape Fear, 
Cedar Rock, Ephesus, Flat Branch, Leaflet, Lillington, Mt. 
Pisgah, Raven Rock, Sardis. 

2. Officers of Presbyterial Auxiliary: 
President: Mrs. H. C. McLauchlin, Raeford. 
Corresponding Secretary: Mrs. Neill A. McDonald, Jr., Rae- 
ford. 

Recording Secretary: Mrs. Archie Howard, Shannon. 
Treasurer: Mrs. C. Reid Ross, Lillington. 

3. Officers of Young People's Council: 

President — Miss Helen Sherrill, 410 Person Street, Fayetteville, 

N. C, or Flora McDonald College, Red Springs, N. C. 
Vice-President — Mr. W. E. Graham, Jackson Springs, N. C. 
Secretary — Miss Frances MacPherson, Rt. 3, Fayetteville, N. C. 



124 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Treasurer — Mr. Bill Lytch, Maxton, N. C, or Presbyterian 

College, Clinton, S. C. 
Chairman Faith — Miss Pat Smith, Valley Road, Fayetteville, 

N. C, or W. C. U. N. C, Greensboro, N. C. 
Chairman Growth — Mr. Ralph McQueen, Lumberton, N. C. 
Chairman Works — Miss Florence Howard, Dunn, N. C. 
Chairman Outreach — Miss Lynn Lewis, Lillington, N. C. 
Chairman Comradeship — Miss Ann McArthur, Wakulla, N. C. 
Editor— Mr. Charles Caudell, St. Pauls, N. C. 
Historian — Miss Coleen Brock, Pearl Street, Fayetteville, N. C, 

or W. C. U. N. C, Greensboro, N. C. 
Adult Advisors: Rev. R. R. Gammon, Dunn; Miss Margaret 

Ratchford, Highland Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville. 

4. Officers of Men of the Church : 

President — Mr. John Luther McLean, Lumberton. 
Vice-President — Dr. Glenn L. Hooper, Dunn. 
Vice-President — Mr. Harvey L. Miller, Carthage. 
Secretary & Treasurer — Mr. Alton Price, Lumberton. 

5. Candidates for the Ministry: 

NAME HOME ADDRESS 

Calhoun, Murdoch McKelway Laurel Hill, N. C. 

Clark, William Matheson Jackson Springs, N. C. 

Graham, Daniel Baxter, Jr. (M) Parkton, N. C. 

Guiton, Thomas Alexander, Jr. Box 215, Lillington, N. C. 

Herring, Horace Dewey Post Exchange, Fort Bragg, N. C. 

Holder, Fred Campbell Route 2, Box 197 A, 

Lillington, N. C. 

Inman, Robert Floyd 724 Briggs, St., Laurinburg, N. C. 

Lytch, William Elbert Route 1, Maxton, N. C. 

Mcintosh, George Alexander 125 Oakridge, Ave., 

Fayetteville, N. C. 

McKeithen, Leighton Black, Jr. Cameron, N. C. 

Mann, Johia Walter, Jr. Route 1, Red Springs, N. C. 

Woodall, H. Earl Route 2, Benson, N. C. 

Fields, Coy Thomas Route 3, Carthage, N. C. 

Bullock, Malcolm Fairmont, N. C. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 125 

TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY FIRST STATED 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Jackson Springs, N. C, January 18, 1949. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Ninety-first Stated meeting in the Jackson Springs Pres- 
byterian Church at 10:00 a. m., was called to order by 
Rev. D. H. Dulin, the last Moderator present, and was 
opened with prayer. 

Roll: The following were present and enrolled or 
were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery : 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, C. M. Gibbs, W. S. 
Golden, S. H. Fulton, L. C. LaMotte, R. R. Ramsey, T. A. Guiton, 
A. M. Keith, R. L. Prince, J. I. Knight, C. H. Maury, J. F. Menius, 
I. E. Hager, Thompson E. Davis, Harvey A. McBath, J. W. Mann, 

D. H. Dulin, R. R. Gammon, S. E. Howie, D. L. Jones, C. Rees 
Jenkins, James E. Porter, Thomas A. Fry, Jr., W. Knight Thomp- 
son, Chas. W. Worth, C. K. Taffe, Walker B. Healy, W. B. Hey- 
ward, John W. Craven, W. A. Brown, C. I. Calcote, R. M. Phillips, 

E. L. Stoffel, C. W. Solomon, J. Ray Dickens, A. D. Carswell, B. 0. 
Shannon, S. A. Ewart— 39. 

Ruling Elders: Archie Howard, Antioch; J. H. McGirt, Ash- 
pole; N. S. Britt, Bensalem; C. M. Coats, Berea; J. H. Suttenfield, 
Bethesda; Alex McNeill, Bluff; Joe C. Thomas, Brownson Me- 
morial; Kay Maples, Cameron; D. A. Huf fines, Cameron Hill; 
Earl L. Bishop, Campbellton; 0. W. Alexander, Carthage; A. L 
Campbell, Centre; W. B. Calhoun, Church in the Pines; W. L. 
Barrett, Comfort; John L. B. Parker, Circle Court; J. E. Morrison, 
Culdee; John Monroe, Cypress; W. McK. Pearsall, Dunn; N. A. 
Mclnnis, Dundarrach; H. F. Bost, Eagle Springs; Leander Lee, 
Ephesus; Wm. P. Saunders, Elise; J. M. Morgan, Erwin; D. J. 
Blue, Eureka; Howard C. Lewis, Fairmont; E. H. Williamson, 
Jr., Fayetteville; Angus Shaw, Flat Branch; F. A. Monroe, Gala- 
tia; J. E. Graham, Godwin; Neill A. Currie, Jr., Highland; F. M. 
Davis, Iona; John A. Patterson, Jackson Springs; A. B. Parker, 
Lakeview; C. E. Beman, Laurinburg; Sidney Thomas, Leaflet; 
Lacy John, Lumber Bridge; H. N. Lee, Lumberton; J. Bruce Ca- 
meron, Manly; H. C. Cousar, Maxton; H. R. McMillan, McMillan; 
G. W. Mclntvre, Midway; W. G. Shaw, Jr., Montpelier; W. J. 
Patterson, Mt. Pisgah; E. E. Perkins, Olivia; J. G. Hughes, Jr., 
Parkton; J. M. Fields, Priest Hill; J. J. Lee, Providence; K. A. 
MacDonald, Raeford; Elisha Worrell, Raven Rock; A. S. Mc- 
Keithen, Red Springs; J. L. T. Smith, Rex; W. E. McCallum, 
Rowland; D. C. Stewart, Smyrna; David H. Johnson, Spring Lake; 
George R. Cheney, Jr., St. Pauls; Jonathan Evans, Sunnyside; P. 
A. Wilson, Vass; Ralph L. Faires, Vaughn Memorial; M. C. Mc- 
Donald, Jr., West End— 59. 

Visiting Officers: The following visiting officers of 
the churches of the Presbytery were present : 

Ruling Elders: G. W. Davis, Comfort; O. D. Causey and C. G. 
Priest, Lakeview; B. B. Currie, Lumber Bridge; W. A. Buie, Mt. 
Pisgah; J. C. Webber, Olivia; L. E. Baldwin, Red Springs — 7. 



126 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Deacons: W. T. Everleigh, Antioch; J. F. Bullock, Ashpole; 
E. T. Lewis, Bensalem; J. E. Clifton and Lester F. Allen, Berea; 
W. H. McNeill, Bethesda; Paul M. Melvin and Waymon W. Wood, 
Big Rockfish; W. H. Lupo, Bluff; John M. Currie, Carthage; A. 
L. Buie, Centre; J. F. Thomas, Culdee; Carl Williams, Eagle 
Springs; R. S. Kelly, Erwin; M. E. McCaskill, Eureka; J. W. 
Ashley, Fairmont; Peter McK. Williams, Fayetteville First; Floyd 
Autry, Flat Branch; O. L. Townsend, Galatia; C. W. Smith, Iona; 

D. McCrimmon, Lakeview; Arch M. McLean, Laurel Hill; Bruce 
Ray, Leaflet; C. E. Bass, Lillington; J. C. Biggs, Lumberton; 

E. C. Calloway, Manly; Murphy F. McGirt, Maxton First; R. L. 
Collier, McMillan; S. A. McRimmon, Midway; Sidney D. Smith, 
Montpelier; John Harrington and C. M. Holder, Mt. Pisgah; W. L. 
Gates, Olivia; J. F. Blue and L. M. Powell, Parkton; E. Z. Holland, 
Plainview; Elbert Stephenson, Providence; C. C. Cummins, Raven 
Rock; Ben Campen, Jr., Red Springs; L. M. Crenshaw, Rex; B. H. 
Thornburg, Shiloh; C. L. Ballance, St. Pauls; G*. W. Home, Sunny- 
side; W. N. McLauchlin, Union; Walter H. Cone, Vaughn Me- 
morial — 45. 

Visitors Introduced: Rev. Bruce C. Boney of Pine 
Bluff Presbytery, Rev. Ernest J. Arnold of Granville 
Presbytery, Rev. Jerry Newbold, Jr., of Wilmington 
Presbytery, Rev. W. H. Brown of the , Methodist Church 
and Ruling Elder W. G. Coxhead of St. Johns Presbytery 
were introduced to the Presbytery and invited to sit as 
visiting brethren. 

Organization: Rev. W. S. Golden was elected Modera- 
tor, and Rev. R. R. Gammon Temporary Clerk. 

Communications : The following communications were 
received and disposed of as indicated : 

a. An announcement of the plans for the annual meeting of 
the Men of the Presbytery to be held at Flora Macdonald College. 
Received as information. 

b. An announcement of the death of Mr. Hinton James, one 
of the trustees of Presbytery and the appointment by the Moderator 
of Mr. Edward B. Hope to fill this vacancy until this meeting 
of Presbytery. Mr. Hope was elected to fill this unexpired term. 

c. From Rev. H. R. McFadyen, the Treasurer of the Home 
for the Aged at Greensboro, N. C. Referred to the Committee on 
this cause. 

d. From Rev. R. H. Stone, Synod's Director for the campaign 
for the fund for rebuilding the Wm. Black Home at Montreat, 
N. C. Referred to the Stewardship Committee. 

e. From Rev. Joseph M. Garrison, Chairman of Synod's Com- 
mittee on Student Work, asking for the appointment of such a 
committee in the Presbytery. Rev. R. L. Alexander was named 
chairman of such a committee for the Presbytery and he was in- 
structed to name two others to serve with him on the committee. 

f. Calls from the Bluff, McMillan and Godwin Churches for 
the pastoral services of Rev. D. M. McGeachy. Referred to the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 127 

g. A request from the Campbellton Church asking for the 
dissolution of the pastoral relations between, the church and Rev. 
C. W. Solomon. This matter was referred to the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work. 

Appointment of Standing Committees: The following 
Chairman of Standing Committees were appointed: 

Bills and Overtures : Rev. D. H. Dulin, Chairman. 
Resolutions : Rev. John W. Craven, Chairman. 

Report of Special Committee: The Special Committee 
on Retreat, Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Jr., Chairman, present- 
ed the following who spoke on the subjects indicated: 
Rev. S. E. Howie on "The Church and Marriage;" Rev. 
Chas. W. Worth on "The Church and International Pro- 
blems;" and Rev. Walker B. Healy on "Prayer in Times 
Like These," using as his text Luke 18:1. 

Communion Service: Presbytery observed the Sacra- 
ment of the Lord's Supper with Rev. R. R. Ramsey and 
Rev. H. A. McBath presiding. 

Recess: Presbytery took recess until 2 :00 p. m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 :00 p. m. and engaged in 
devotional exercises. 

Expression of Thanks: The Presbytery expressed its 
thanks to the speakers on the program of the Retreat, 
Rev. Messrs. S. E. Howie, Chas. W. Worth, and Walker 
B. Healy. The preparation of such programs for future 
meetings of Presbytery was referred to the Committee 
on Christian Relations. Rev. S. E. Howie was requested 
to furnish to the ministers of the Presbytery information 
as to the source of literature on counselling. 

Report on Educational Institutions: The Committee 
on Educational Institutions presented its report. Pending 
action on the report, Mr. W. G. Coxhead spoke on Flora 
Macdonald College and Rev. Ernest J. Arnold spoke on 
Christian Education and particularly as to the place of 
Davidson College in this work. The report was received 
as information. 

Report on Stewardship: The Committee on Steward- 
ship presented its report. Pending the adoption of the 
report, Rev. Bruce C. Boney, the General Assembly's 
Field Representative of the Program of Progress, spoke 
on this work as related to the whole Assembly : and Dr. 



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F. L. Knight, Representative of the Synod in the work 
of the Program of Progress, spoke in the interest of this 
work in the Synod. The Presbytery expressed its appre- 
ciation for these addresses, received them as information 
and adopted the following recommendations: 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Presbytery accept $6,000.00 as its portion of the 
$50,000.00 to be raised for the reconstruction of the Wm. Black 
Home at Montreat, N. C, and that this be apportioned to the 
churches of the Presbytery on the basis of the benevolent askings. 

2. That the asking for the churches be as follows : 



Antioch 84 

Ashpole 74 

Barbecue 6 

Bensalem 34 

Benson 4 

Berea 3 

Bethel 40 

Bethesda 203 

Big Rockfish 16 

Bluff 24 

Brownson Memorial 39 

Buie's Creek 8 

Bunnlevel 15 

Cameron 48 

Cameron Hill 8 

Campbellton 5 

Cape Fear 2 

Carthage 104 

Cedar Rock 8 

Centre 58 

Church in the Pines 69 

Church of the Covenant 20 

Circle Court 5 

Comfort 15 

Culdee 27 

Cypress 18 

Dundarrach 2 

Lakeview 9 

Laurel Hill 92 

Laurinburg 591 

Leaflet 14 

Lillington 89 

Lumber Bridge 16 

Lumberton 384 

Manly 22 

Maxton First 260 

McMillan 15 

McPherson 115 

McNair Memorial 1 

Midway 23 

Montpelier 98 

Mt. Pisgah 25 



Mt. Tabor 3 

Naomi '__ 3 

Olivia 58 

Palestine 3 

Parkton 41 

Pembroke 11 

Philadelphus 38 

Philippi 1 

Pinehurst 24 

Plainview 1 

Priest Hill 5 

Providence 6 

Dunn 165 

Eagle Springs 6 

Ebenezer 4 

Elise 28 

Ephesus 32 

Erwin 41 

Eureka 27 

Fairmont 45 

Fayetteville First 827 

Flat Branch 36 

Four Oaks 2 

Galatia 40 

Gibson 23 

Godwin 38 

Grove 10 

Highland 437 

Hope Mills 7 

Horsehoe 1 

Iona 42 

Jackson Springs 61 

Raeford 423 

Raven Rock 34 

Red Springs 308 

Rex 40 

Rowland 67 

Sardis 4 

Sherwood 16 

Shiloh - 52 

Smyrna 38 

Spence 1 



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Spies 2 Unity 3 

Spring Lake 3 Vass 39 

St. Pauls 141 Vaughn Memorial 3 

Sunnyside 79 West End 33 

Union 7 Westminster 3 

Respectfully submitted, 

Walker B. Healy, Chairman. 

Report of Committee on Christian Education and Min- 
isterial Relief: Rev. Thompson E. Davis, Chairman of 
this Committee, presented the request of Candidate D. A. 
Huffines, Jr., that he be ordained as an evangelist at 
the April meeting of Presbytery. The Presbytery ap- 
proved this request, if the way be clear at that time. 

Report on Minutes of the General Assembly: Rev. C. 
H. Maury, General Chairman of the Presbytery's Com- 
mittee on Assembly's Work, presented the "Proposed 
Changes in the Book of Church Order." This matter was 
referred to the Trustees of Presbytery for recommenda- 
tion and placed on the docket for the April meeting of 
Presbytery. 

Report of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work: The Commission recommended that the pastoral 
relations between Rev. C. W. Solomon and the Camp- 
bellton Church be dissolved. The recommendation was 
adopted, and the relationship was dissolved effective 
February 1, 1949. 

Commissioners to the General Assembly : The follow- 
ing Commissioners to the 1949 General Assembly were 
elected : 

Principals : 

Ministers: C. M. Gibbs, Walker B. Healy, W. S. Golden, and 
R. R. Ramsey. 

Ruling Elders: C. E. Beman, Edward B. Hope, Neill McK. 
Salmon, J. B. McCallum, Jr. 
Alternates : 

Ministers: Thos. A. Fry, W. B. Heyward, A. R. McQueen, 
and A. D. Carswell. 

Ruling Elders: J. H. Ashworth, A. K. Currie, John Monroe 
and M. C. McDonald. 

Special Committee: The following special committee 
was appointed to study methods of selecting commis- 
sioners to the General Assembly and make recommenda- 
tions to a subsequent meeting of Presbytery: Rev. 
Thomas A. Fry, Jr., Chairman; Rev. R. R. Ramsey and 
Ruling Elder C. E. Beman. 



130 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Report on Resolutions: The Committee on Resolutions 
presented the following report which was adopted by a 
rising vote : 

1. That Fayetteville Presbytery express its sincere apprecia- 
tion to Rev. S. E. Howie for his informative and challenging ad- 
dress on the subject: "The Church and Marriage." 

2. That Fayetteville Presbytery express its sincere apprecia- 
tion to Rev. Charles W. Worth for his informative and challenging 
address on the subject: "The Christian and International Rela- 
tions." 

3. That Fayetteville Presbytery express its sincere apprecia- 
tion to Rev. Walker B. Healy for his inspiring address on the 
subject: "Prayer in Times Like These." 

4. That Fayetteville Presbytery express its sincere apprecia- 
tion to Rev. Bruce Boney and Dr. F. L. Knight for their challenging 
presentation of the Presbyterian Program of Progress and its 
importance in the life of our Church. 

5. That Fayetteville Presbytery express its sincere gratitude 
to the Minister and congregation of the Jackson Springs Church 
for the invitation to hold its January Stated Meeting at this 
Church and that we express our appreciation for their gracious 
hospitality and delicious dinner, served by the Women of the 
Church, with a rising vote of thanks. 

We would also congratulate the minister and congregation of 
this Church for their splendid progress in enlarging and beautify- 
ing their historic church building. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John W. Craven, Chairman. 

Report on Home for the Aged: The Committee on 
the Home for the Aged submitted the following recom- 
mendations which were adopted : 

RECOMMENDATIONS ! 

1. That a special effort be made on Mother's Day to raise 
funds for the Home for the Aged. 

2. That a quota of $1.00 per member be asked of the churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. R. Gammon, Chairman. 

Place of Next Meeting: An invitation to hold the 
April, 1949, meeting in the Antioch Church was accepted. 

Deacons: It was ordered that the names of the dea- 
cons attending the meeting of Presbytery be recorded in 
the Minutes of Presbytery. 

Moderator Nominated: Rev. C. K. Taffe was nominat- 
ed for Moderator of the April, 1949, meeting of Presby- 
tery. 



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Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer to 
meet in the Antioch Presbyterian Church, Red Springs, 
N. C, on April 19, 1949, at 10 :00 a. m. 

W. S. Golden, Moderator, 

J. F. Menius, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



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TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY-SECOND STATED 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Red Springs, N. C, R. F. D., April 19, 1949. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Ninety-second stated meeting in the Antioch Presbyte- 
rian Church at 10:00 a. m., was called to order by the 
Moderator, Rev. W. S. Golden, and opened with prayer. 

Roll: The following were present and enrolled or 
were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery : 

Ministers: L. A. McLaurin, C. M. Gibbs, W. S. Golden, R. L. 
Alexander, J. E. Purcell, L. C. LaMotte, E. D. McMahan, A. M. 
Keith, R. L. Prince, J. I. Knight, F. S. Blue, C. H. Maury, I. E. 
Hager, Thompson E. Davis, Harvey A. McBath, J. W. Mann, D. H. 
Dulin, R. R. Gammon, S. E. Howie, D. L. Jones, James E. Porter, 
Thomas A. Fry, Jr., Wm. Knight Thompson, Chas. W. Worth, 
Walker B. Healy, Wm. B. Heyward, W. O. Nelson, John W. Craven, 
W. A. Brown, C. I. Calcote, R. M. Phillips, E. L. Stoffel, C. W. 
Solomon, J. Ray Dickens, A. D. Carswell, B. O. Shannon, S. A. 
Ewart, D. M. McGeachy, David A. Huffines, Jr.— 39. 

Ruling Elders: J. A. Hodgin, Antioch; W. B. Bracey, Ash- 
pole; Thomas M. Holmes, Barbecue; Fuller Monroe, Bensalem; 
C. M. Coats, Berea; D. J. Dalton, Bethel; D. A. Calhoun, Big Rock- 
fish; H. M. Covington, Bluff; R. G. B. Shaw, Bunnlevel; A. L. 
Keith, Cameron; D. A. Huffines, Cameron Hill; N. A. Wester, 
Cape Fear; P. H. McDonald, Carthage; O. L. Thomas, Cedar Rock; 

A. H. White, Centre; L. Calhoun, Church in the Pines; J. Louis 

B. Parker, Circle Court; W. L. Barrett, Comfort; S. T. Fields, 
Culdee; D. M. Cameron, Cypress; N. A. Mclnnis, Dundarrach; 
T. H. Sansom, Dunn; Isaac E. Hendren, Eagle Springs; V. G. 
Gregory, Ebenezer; G. E. Walker, Elise; Colin Black, Ephesus; 
S. J. Clark, Erwin; W. M. McLeod, Eureka; C. E. Grantham, Fair- 
mont; Claude W. Rankin, Fayetteville First; T. K. Spence, Flat 
Branch; R. D. Braddy, Galatia; W. K. Gibson, Gibson; J. E. Gra- 
ham, Godwin; I. E. Tart, Grove; H. L. Mcintosh, Highland; T. 
Arnett, Hope Mills; T. S. Greyard, Iona; M. A. Clark, Jackson 
Springs; A. B. Alford, Laurel Hill; Roy McLaurin, Laurinburg; 
George D. Cameron, Leaflet; C. E. Bass, Lillington; N. H. G. 
Balfour, Lumber Bridge; W. K. Bethune, Lumberton; Dr. R. D. 
Croom, Jr., Maxton; W. C. R. Williams, McMillan; M. M. Clark, 
McPherson; Rufus Lytch, Midway; R. R. Patterson, Montpelier; 
Neill Rosser, Mt. Pisgah; Alton J. Harrington, Olivia; Dr. D. S. 
Currie, Parkton; E. S. Pate, Pembroke; C. M. McNeill, Philadel- 
phus; A. K. Pleasant, Plainview; I. J. Flinchum, Priest Hill; 
Clarence Lee, Providence; A. K. Currie, Raeford; Elisha Worrell, 
Raven Rock; L. W. Currie, Red Springs; J. W. Jones, Rex; S. L. 
Adams, Rowland;. 0. B. Israel, Shiloh; Bethel Dunlap, Spies; N. D. 
Black, Spring Lake; N. E. McCormick, St. Pauls; R. A. Averitt, 
Sunnyside; P. A. Wilson, Vass; Ralph L. Faires, Vaughn Me- 
morial; C. Wayne Collier, Westminster — 71. 

Visiting Ruling Elders: D. H. Yarborough, Bethel; B. W. 
Piner, Circle Court; John Baker, Cypress; Herbert L. Johnson, 
Ebenezer; Jonah C. Johnson, Ebenezer; Woodrow Massengill, Ebe- 



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nezer; Lester G. Everts, Fayetteville First; J. E. Hinson, Gibson; 
Charles Ross, Lillington ; Lacy John, Lumber Bridge ; R. F. Morris, 
Maxton; H. C. Cameron, Olivia; L. L. McDonald, Parkton; J. H. 
Whittington, Plainview; C. C. Young, Providence; M. C. Dew, 
Raeford; D. H. Johnson, Spring Lake; D. C. McEachern, St. 
Pauls— IS. 

Visiting Deacons: D. B. Holder, Barbecue; B. F. Greason, 
Bensalem; North Wood, Big Rockfish; Joseph Williams, Bluff; 
Chester A. Brown, Bunnlevel; Neill McDonald, Cameron; J. C. 
Yarborough, Cameron Hill; D. A. McDonald, Carthage; Roger S. 
Gentry, Centre; R. C. Cook, Comfort; R. W. Blue, Culdee; A. M. 
McBryde, Dundarrach; Frank Elliot, Ebenezer; Leon Messer, 
Ephesus; W. H. Miley, Jr., Erwin; M. E. McCaskill, Eureka; V. G. 
Beach, Fairmont; Crawford B. MacKeithen, Fayetteville First; 
Floyd Autry, Flat Branch; 0. L. Townsend, Galatia; J. H. Eagles, 
Hope Mills; Chas. D. Potter, Iona; J. B. O'Quinn, Jackson Springs; 
Henry Parker, Lakeview; H. C. Newton, Laurel Hill; I. C. McLeod, 
Leaflet; Ray Thomas, Cedar Rock; J. D. Monroe, Lumber Bridge; 
Duncan Malloy, Lumber Bridge; Hector M. McBryde, Lumberton; 
M. P. James, Maxton; John A. Bain, McMillan; Edgar V. Edens, 
McPherson; W. G. Buie, Jr., Montpelier; Tom McRimmon, Midway; 
Robert S. McNeill, Mt. Pisgah; Pate Davis, Olivia; D. P. Gillis, 
Philippi; E. Z. Holland, Plainview; C. D. King, Providence; Lee 
Shaw, Rex; J. R. McLean, Rowland; C. A. Bracey, Smyrna; J. M. 
McDuffie, St. Pauls; G. W\ Home, Sunnyside; Delmas Kimball, 
Vass— 46. 

Visiti7ig Ministers Introduced: Rev. P. Leslie Bullock 
of Orange Presbytery, Rev. D. M. McGeachy of Kings 
Mountain Presbytery, and Rev. James Appleby of East 
Hanover Presbytery were introduced to Presbytery and 
invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

Excused: The following were excused for non-atten- 
dance at this meeting of Presbytery : Rev. T. A. Guiton, 
Rev. R. R. Ramsey and Rev. J. F. Menius because of 
sickness ; Rev. C. K. Taffe because of a funeral. 

Organization: Rev. E. L. Stoffel was elected Modera- 
tor, and Rev. A. M. Keith to serve as Permanent Clerk 
for this meeting because of the absence of Rev. J. F. 
Menius, and Rev. John W. Craven as Temporary Clerk. 

Report of Program Committee: The Program Com- 
mittee presented a printed docket which was adopted for 
this meeting. Rev. J. W. Mann, pastor of Antioch Church, 
extended a cordial welcome to the Presbytery to which 
the Moderator responded. 

Communications : The following communications were 
received and disposed of as indicated: 

a. From the President of the Men of Fayetteville Presbytery 
Mr. John Luther McLean, announcing the annual meeting of the 
Men of Fayetteville Presbytery at Flora Macdonald College on 



134 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

April 28, 1949, at 7:00 p. m., was read and Rev. Thomas A. Fry 
spoke of the program for this meeting. The matter was received as 
information. 

b. A letter of transfer of Rev. D. M. McGeachy from Kings 
Mountain Presbytery to this Presbytery. Mr. McGeachy was ex- 
amined as required by the Book of Church Order, which examina- 
tion was sustained as satisfactory and it was ordered that he be 
enrolled as a member of this Presbytery after signing the obliga- 
tions required of its ministers by the Presbytery. 

Report on Woman's Work: The Committee on Wo- 
man's Work presented its report. Pending the adoption 
of the report, Mrs. H. C. McLauchlin, President of the 
Women of Fayetteville Presbytery, presented the annual 
report of the Women of the Presbytery which is embo- 
died as a part of the Committee's report. The report as 
follows was adopted by a rising vote and the Moderator 
led the Presbytery in prayer in accordance with the last 
of the recommendations. 

REPORT OF THE WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

For the Women of Fayetteville Presbytery the past year 
has been one of challenge and responsibility under the guidance 
of the Holy Spirit. The Women of Philippi Church were reorgan- 
ized, bringing the total organizations to 80, with a membership of 
5,552, an increase of 217. Every organization paid all apportion- 
ments and contributed to the Joy Gift and Birthday Gift which 
was $2,492.57. Total gifts to all causes were $58,966.85, a per 
capita gift of $10.62. 

Eighteen Life Memberships and two Memorials were pre- 
sented. 

Eight regular District Conferences and two group Confer- 
ences for Business Women were held with attendance of 1,153 and 
offering of $487.36. 

There were 64 fewer "Survey" subscriptions but 298 more 
to church papers. Daily Bible readers and Prayer Groups have 
increased. The number of tithers is almost the same in each church 
as the number having Family Worship. 

Although Home and Foreign Mission Seasons were widely ob- 
served, there was a decrease in the offerings. Many individual 
gifts were made for the emergency in China to support mission- 
aries and native workers. White Cross supplies were sent to China. 
Many assisted in outpost Sunday School and Chapel Work. Almost 
all Daily Vacation Bible Schools were cancelled due to poliomyeli- 
tis. 

Of the 327 Presbyterian Young People in College, only 97 are 
in church schools. Seven scholarships of $150.00 each were given 
to girls who want to study for full time religious work; two to 
Flora Macdonald College and five to Assembly's Training School. 
A scholarship of $250.00 was established this year to be given an- 
nually to a Negro girl — first two years at Stillman College and 
the last two years at some accredited college or university. 



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Fifty-one orphans at Barium Springs were clothed. Response 
to call for Overseas Relief was gratifying. 

The Negro work has been most outstanding. Miss Julia Reid, 
Negro Worker, has reached thousands through Daily Vacation 
Bible Schools, and Bible teaching in churches and schools. She 
organized and directed choirs and had personal consultations with 
many young people. Two Negro delegates were sent to Stillman 
Conference and 26 to Winston-Salem. 

These and many other evidences attest to the efforts of the 
Women of Fayetteville Presbytery to help attain the goals of the 
Program of Progress. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Mrs. H. C.) Beatrice Hall McLauchlin, President. 

Recommendations of Presbytery's Committee on Woman's Work: 

1. That Fayetteville Presbytery hear Mrs. H. C. McLauchlin, 
President of Fayetteville Presbyterial, and that she present the 
Annual Report of the Presbyterial. 

2. That this interesting, informative and most encouraging re- 
port of the Presbyterial be embodied as part of this Committee's 
Report. 

3. That the Presbytery by a rising vote extend to Mrs. Mc- 
Lauchlin and all the women of the Presbyterial, its hearty apprecia- 
tion of their faithful work for the Kingdom of God. 

4. That the Moderator of Presbytery himself, while Pres- 
bytery is still standing, offer a prayer of thanksgiving to God 
for the Women of the Church, that comprise the Presbyterial, and 
for the continued manifestation of His favor toward them during 
the days of the current year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Wm. Knight Thompson, Chairman. 

Report on Evangelism: The Committee on Evangel- 
ism made a report and presented Rev. James Appleby 
of Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va., who ad- 
dressed the Presbytery on "The Work of Evangelism." 
The Presbytery expressed its appreciation to Mr. Appleby 
for the address and received the report as information. 

Standing Committees: The following Standing Com- 
mittees were appointed: 

Bills and Overtures : Rev. W. S. Gulden, chairman; Rev. R. L. 
Prince, and Mr. Chas. Ross. 

Resolutions : Rev. S. E. Howie, chairman; Rev. John W. Craven 
and Dr. R, D. Croom, Jr. 

Presbytery took recess for 10 minutes for preparation 
of the Communion Service. 

Presbytery reconvened and heard the Presbyterial 
Sermon by the retiring Moderator, Rev. W. S. Golden on 
the text, Psalms 10 :4. 



136 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Memorial Service: The names of the Ruling Elders 
who died during the last church year were read by the 
Stated Clerk. It was ordered that these names be in- 
scribed on a page in the Minutes of Presbytery and Pres- 
bytery engaged in a prayer of thanksgiving for their 
services and in behalf of their families. (See Memorial 
Page) 

Communion Service: Presbytery engaged in the Com- 
munion of the Lord's Supper conducted by Rev. J. W. 
Mann and Rev. C. E. Hodgin. 

Presbytery took recess for lunch until 2:15 p. m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:15 p. m., and the session 
was opened with prayer. 

Report on Assembly's Causes: Rev. C. H. Maury, 
General Chairman: The sub-committees on Assembly's 
Causes reported as follows: 

a. On Montreat: Rev. R. L. Alexander spoke on Montreat 
in its service to the church at large and the immediate needs 
of this institution. Received as information. 

b. On Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: The 
sub-committee on this cause submitted the following report which 
was adopted: 

recommendations : 

1. That Presbytery approve the appropriations from Minis- 
terial Relief in the same amounts as last year. 

2. That the name of Mr. Robert Abner MacLean be dropped 
from the list of Candidates for the Ministry. 

3. That Mr. Coy Thomas Fields and Mr. Malcolm Bullock 
be examined by Presbytery with a view to being received as can- 
didates for the ministry, their applications and recommendations 
having been approved by this Committee. 

4. That Mr. J. A. Nisbet be received by letter as a candidate 
for the ministry from Orange Presbytery and that he be examined 
with a view to being licensed to preach the gospel and that the 
following parts for his trial be approved: Thesis, "The Doctrine 
of Man;" Exegesis, Romans 1: 18-23; Sermon; "God the Father." 
Text John 14:9. 

5. That in accordance with the action of Presbytery at the 
January, 1949, meeting, Mr. David A. Huf fines, Jr., be examined 
with the view to ordination as an evangelist. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thompson E. Davis, Chairman. 

Candidates Received: Mr. Coy Thomas Fields and 
Mr. Malcolm Bullock were introduced to Presbytery and 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 137 

in accordance with the recommendation of the Com- 
mittee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, 
that they be received as candidates for the ministry were 
examined as required by the Book of Church Order. The 
examination was sustained as satisfactory, a charge was 
delivered to the candidates and the Presbytery engaged 
in prayer in their behalf. They were then enrolled as 
candidates for the ministry under the care of this Pres- 
bytery, 

Candidate Received and Licensed: Mr. J. A. Nisbet 
was introduced to the Presbytery and presented a letter 
of transfer as a candidate for the ministry from Orange 
Presbytery to this Presbytery. After examination as to 
his motives for seeking the ministry and experimental 
religion, which was accepted as satisfactory, Presbytery 
received Mr. Nisbet as a candidate for the ministry. Mr. 
Nisbet requested the Presbytery to license him to preach 
the Gospel. In lieu of examination on the academic stu- 
dies, his diploma from Davidson College and a letter 
from Union Seminary, Richmond, Va., as to his work in 
that institution which he will complete in May of this 
year, were accepted as satisfactory. The committee to 
examine the Thesis and Exegesis recommended that these 
be accepted as satisfactory, which recommendation was 
adopted. The candidate was then examined on Theology, 
the Sacraments, Church Government and the English 
Bible, which examinations were approved by Presbytery. 
The candidate then preached a sermon on "God the 
Father," which was approved by the Presbytery. The 
constitutional questions for licensure were asked of the 
candidate. Having answered these questions in the affir- 
mative, a prayer was offered and Mr. Nisbet was licensed 
by the Presbytery to preach the Gospel as a probationer 
for the ministry within the bounds of this Presbytery, 
or wherever he shall in an orderly way be invited to 
preach. 

Candidate Ordained: In accordance with the action 
of Presbytery at the January, 1949, meeting, Presbytery 
examined Candidate David A. Huffines, Jr., with a view 
to ordaining him as an evangelist. His diploma from 
Davidson College and a letter from Union Theological 
Seminary, Richmond, Va., stating that he has completed 
the required amount of study for a diploma from that 
institution, were accepted in lieu of examination in the 
academic subjects. The candidate was examined on the 



138 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

subjects required by the Book of Church Order which 
examination was found satisfactory by the Presbytery. 
The Committee to examine the Thesis and Exegesis re- 
commended that these be approved as part of the trial, 
which recommendation was adopted. The candidate then 
preached a sermon on the text assigned, John 14 :9, which 
was accepted as satisfactory. The Moderator then pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions for ordination of 
an evangelist. These questions having been answered in 
the affirmative, the Presbytery then proceeded to ordain 
Mr. Huffines by the laying on of hands and prayer. It 
was ordered that he be enrolled as a member of this 
Presbytery after signing the obligations required of its 
ministers by the Presbytery. 

Report of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work: The Commission on the Minister and His Work 
made the following report which was admitted to the 
records of Presbytery, such parts requiring the action of 
Presbytery having been adopted : 

1. Approves the request that Mr. Leighton McKeithen, a can- 
didate for the ministry, be permitted to supply the Manly and 
Lakeview Churches during the summer months. 

2. Finds the calls in order for the pastoral services of Rev. 
D. M. McGeachy from Bluff Church for one-third of his time at 
a salary of $1000.00 per year and free use of the manse, Godwin 
Church for one-third of his time at a salary of $1000.00 per year 
and the McMillan Church for two services per month at a salary 
of $750.00 per year, and recommends that they be placed in his 
hands. 

3. Finds the calls in order for the pastoral services of Mr. 
J. A. Nisbet, now a senior at Union Theological Seminary, from 
Olivia Church for three-fourths of his time at a salary of $2250.00 
per year and free use of the manse and Barbecue Church for one- 
fourth of his time at a salary of $750.00 per year, and recommends 
that they be placed in his hands. 

4. Finds the call from the St. Pauls Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. R. H. Poole for his full time at a salary of $3,300.00 
per year and free use of the manse, and recommends that it be 
placed in his hands. 

5. The Commission recommends that the following churches 
be permitted to change the terms of their calls as to salaries as 
follows: Brownson Memorial from $3,000.00 to $3,600.00 per year: 
Iona from $700.00 to $1,000.00 per year; Highland from $5,600.00 
to $6,600.00 per year; and that these churches be commended for 
their action. 

In the above calls or changes in the terms of calls, the churches 
agree to pay to the Ministers Annuity Fund a sum equal to 7% 
per cent of the salary paid. 

6. That Candidate John R. McKinnon be granted a letter 
of transfer to Holston Presbytery. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 139 

7. That Rev. John W. Crinckley, at his request, be granted 
a letter of transfer to Holston Presbytery. 

8. That, at his request and with the concurrence of the 
churches, the pastoral relations between Rev. D. L. Jones and the 
Fairmont and Midway Churches be dissolved and that Mr. Jones 
be granted a letter of transfer to Greenbrier Presbytery. 

9. That the call from the Sunnyside Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. C. W. Solomon be held by the Commission until 
certain conflicts with the call from Vaughn Memorial Church can 
be worked out. 

10. That Rev. J. F. Menius be permitted to serve the Circle 
Court Church, for a period of one year, as Stated Supply. 

The Commission declined to prepare and forward to the Synod's 
or the Assembly's Committee on the Minister and His Work a list 
of ministers who desire a change of pastorate or who should make 
such a change. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. H. Fulton, Chairman. 

Calls Accepted: Rev. D. M. McGeachy signified his 
acceptance of the calls from Bluff, McMillan and Godwin 
Churches, and the following Commissions were appointed 
to install him : at Bluff Church : Ministers J. W. Mann, 
R. M. Phillips .and J. E. Porter and Ruling Elders N. H. 
McGeachy and A. A. McEachern. At McMillan Church : 
Ministers, B. O. Shannon, D. H. Dulin and R. R. Gammon 
and Ruling Elders R. L. Remsburg and W. A. West. At 
Godwin Church; Ministers A. M. Keith, W. A. Brown, 
and F. S. Blue and Ruling Elders Dan McCormick and 
R. G. B. Shaw. On each of the above commissions two 
ministers and one ruling elder are to constitute a quorum. 

Mr. J. A. Nisbet indicated his acceptance of the calls 
from Olivia and Barbecue Churches. The following com- 
mission was appointed to ordain and install him as pastor 
of these churches : Ministers L. A. McLaurin, A. M. 
Keith, C. M. Gibbs and W. A. Brown and Ruling Elders 
D, A. Huffines and Mr. S. R. Smith, on June 26, 1949. 

Report of Special Committee: The special committee 
appointed on the Proposed Amendment to the Book of 
Church Order on Trustees and Incorporated Church re- 
commended the approval of the proposed amendment 
which recommendation was adopted. The Presbytery 
also approved the insertion in the proposed amendment 
of the words "from among the members of the corpora- 
tion." 

Communications: The following Communications 
were received and disposed of as indicated : 



140 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

a. An overture to the General Assembly regarding the Rich- 
ardson case to the effect that the church make a clearer statement 
as to the responsibilities of the church agencies in this matter. 
Referred to the Committee on bills and overtures. 

b. From the Assembly's Stewardship Committee announcing 
a change in the date of the Stewardship Essay Contest to June 
1-August 15, 1949. Received as information. 

c. From the Assembly's Committee on Negro Work, giving 
a brief summary of its work for the church year 1948-49. Received 
as information. 

d. From the Field Agent and Treasurer of the Home for the 
Aged of the Synod of North Carolina, stating the progress made 
thus far and calling attention to the Mother's Day offering for 
this institution. Received as information. 

e. From the Synod's Committee on the William Black Home 
setting forth the progress made and the continued need that this 
building may be reconstructed. Received as information. 

Report on Home Missions: The Committee on Home 
Missions made the following report which was adopted: 

The Home Mission Committee of Fayetteville Presbytery has 
sought, during this church year, to carry out the will of the Pres- 
bytery, with regard to the tasks assigned to it. The Committee 
has met with various groups of churches, and has sought to help 
them in the solution of their problems, both with regard to securing 
ministers, grouping churches, and with funds to supplement the 
minister's salary and in the erection of church buildings, Sunday 
schools, and manses. 

The following recommendations are made to Presbytery: 

1. That the Home Mission Committee be authorized to take 
over the sustentation work formerly done by Synod's Home Mission 
Committee since the Presbytery no longer is asking for any funds 
from Synod's Committee. 

2. That the Home Mission Committee be authorized to work 
out satisfactory arrangements with individual churches and groups 
of churches, with regard to guaranteeing the minimum salary 
authorized by the Presbytery. 

3. That the Home Missions Committee be authorized to carry 
on the work of Miss Julia Reed, as Sunday School Extension 
worker among the Negroes of our Presbytery. This work was 
formerly on a trial basis. 

4. That Presbytery overture the Presbytery of North and 
South Carolina asking that the Morgan Street Church (Negro) 
of Fayetteville, North Carolina, be dismissed to Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery. The congregation of this church has already requested this 
transfer. 

5. That Presbytery approve the request of Riverside and 
Cameron churches for a loan of $2,000.00 each from Synod's 
Church and Manse Erection Fund, and authorize the Stated Clerk 
of Presbytery to sign note with designated officials of both chur- 
ches. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. E. Howie, Chairman. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 141 

Report on Religious Education: The Committee on 
Religious Education made a verbal report which was 
received as information. 

Riverside Church Organized: The commission ap- 
pointed to organize a church at Riverside Chapel, Dunn, 
N. C, made the following report which was admitted to 
the records of Presbytery: 

The Commission appointed to organize a church at Riverside 
Chapel, Dunn, N. C, met in the Chapel Building on Sunday, Feb- 
ruary 27, 1949, at 7:00 p. m. The meeting was opened with prayer. 
There were present Rev. S. E. Howie, Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rev. 
R. R. Gammon, Rev. Thos. A. Fry and Ruling Elders T. H. Sansom 
and W. M. Pearsal. Rev. S. E. Howie was appointed Chairman 
and Rev. Thos. Fry, Clerk. Rev. S. E. Howie preached the Sermon. 
Credentials of those wishing to unite in forming a church were 
presented, which testimonials were found satisfactory. Having 
assumed the obligations set forth in the Book of Church Order, 
the following were declared constituted a Presbyterian Church: J. 
M. Baker, Mrs. J. M. Baker, H. P. Bayles, Mrs. H. P- Bayles, Mary 
Elizabeth Bayles, O. F. Core, Mrs. O. F. Core, Harold Core, Mrs. 
Sallie Moore Frazier, Perry Godwin, Mrs. Perry Godwin, Cyrus 
Goodman, Mrs. Cyrus Goodman, Sherrill Goodman, Mrs. L. M. 
Hall, Miss Margaret Hall, Miss Shirley Hall, Miss Ruth Hudson, 
Moses Hudson, D. B. Melcher, Mrs. D. B. Melcher, Mrs. Floyd 
Morris, Belvin Strickland, Mrs. Belvin Strickland, Harold Strick- 
land, Mrs. Harold Strickland, Mrs. Hattie Strickland, Leslie 
Taylor, Mrs. Leslie Taylor, Miss Geraldine Taylor, Ray Taylor, 
Earl Taylor, Mrs. Earl Taylor, Ralph Wade, W. F. Wade, Mrs. 
W. F. Wade— 36. 

On motion from the congregation the name Riverside Pres- 
byterian Church was adopted. It was ordered that a meeting of 
the congregation be held at the regular hour for service on March 
13, 1949, for the purpose of electing ruling elders and deacons. 

The minutes of the Commission were read and adopted and 
the meeting adjourned with prayer. 

S. E. Howie, Chairman, 
Thomas A. Fry, Jr., Clerk. 

Report on Resolutions: The Committee on Resolu- 
tions made the following report which was adopted by a 
rising vote : 

The members of Fayetteville Presbytery wish to express their 
sincere appreciation to the Pastor and people of Antioch Pres- 
byterian Church for the privilege of holding our Two Hundred 
and Ninety-second Stated Meeting in this Church. 

We wish especially to thank the women of this church for the 
bountiful lunch provided for the members of Presbytery, and for 
so carefully planning for all our physical needs. We are grateful 
for the privilege of meeting in this historic Church, and we will 
take home with us not only pleasant memories of the fellowship 



142 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

afforded here, but the spiritual uplift that has been ours as we 
have worked together and mingled with the people of this Church 
and community. 

S. E. Howie, Chairman. 

Report of Treasurer: The following report of the 
Treasurer of Presbytery for the church year 1948-1949 
was received and adopted: 

REPORT OF TREASURER 

I. CENTRAL TREASURY FOR BENEVOLENCES 

Receipts: 

Churches $ 98,419.64 

Sunday Schools 9,155.00 

Women Of The Church 27,505.34 

Presbyterian Youth Fellowship 525.11 

Miscellaneous 130.94 



$135,736.03 

Disbursements : 

Foreign Missions $ 35,539.11 

Assembly's Home Missions 12,599.27 

Christian Ed. and Ministerial Relief 9,387.46 

Assembly's Religious Education 4,334.40 

Assembly's Training School 1,866.94 

Bible Cause 391.95 

Defense Service Council 436.09 

War Relief 3 641.44 

Evangelism 260.93 

Radio Committee 669.53 

Negro Work 2,037.00 

Christian Relations 259.70 

Montreat 423.21 

Synod's Home Missions 7,554.42 

Educational Institutions 8,933.05 

Union Theological Seminary 1,047.16 

Orphans' Home 12,103.79 

Svnod's Religious Education 2,738.56 

Home For The Aged 2,194.13 

Wm. Black Home 1,193.04 

Presbytery's Home Missions 16,741.69 

Presbytery's Religious Education 356.97 

Presbytery's Office 3,629.30 

Presbytery's Tax 2,955.65 

Birthday Offering 144.37 

Presbyterial Treasurer 126.00 

Italian Institute 2.00 

Presbyterian Junior College 1,341.60 

Flora Macdonald College 1,526.82 

Johnston County Work 10.00 

Refund Cameron Sunday School 65.18 

Oxford Orphanage 35.00 

Negro Work in Fayetteville Presbytery 61.80 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 143 

Clothing Fund $ 752.80 

Youth Night 84.67 

Historical Foundation 13.00 

Goldsboro Orphanage 3.00 

Crossnore School 250.00 

Miscellaneous 25.00 

Total Disbursements $135,736.03 

II. HOME MISSIONS 

Balance— April 1, 1948. 

Regular Fund $3,064.05 

Huneycutt Manse Fund 25.00 $ 3,089.05 

Receipts : 

Synod's Home Mission Committee 
Designated for Building: 

Providence Church 1,000.00 

Berea Church 200.00 

Sardis Church 500.00 

Vass Church 500.00 

Ebenezer Church 500.00 2,700.00 

Campbellton Church — Pastor's Salary 716.60 

Vaughn Memorial Church — Pastor's Salary 71.74 

Claude W. Rankin and Son — Refund on Insurance 4.64 

Men of Fayetteville Presbytery — Negro Work 962.20 

K. G. Hudson— Johnston County Work 900.00 

Benson Manse Fund — Benson Group 1,280.00 

Ebenezer Church — Ministers Annuity Fund 13.81 

Christmas Fund 25.00 

Vaughn Memorial Church — Insurance 33.53 

Central Treasury 16,741.69 

Miscellaneous Contributions 1,914.77 

Reserve Fund — for Benson Manse 1,284.82 



Total Receipts $ 29,737.85 

Disbursements : 

Salaries to Home Mission Workers : 

Rev. C. K. Taffe $ 550.12 

Rev. F. S. Blue 848.20 

Rev. H. A. McBath 846.60 

Rev. R. R. Ramsey 188.00 

Rev. J. E. Porter 907.24 

Rev. A. D. Carswell 558.28 

Miss Margaret E. Stephenson 1,255.00 

Rev. W. O. Nelson 620.12 

Rev. C. W. Solomon 1,439.08 

Rev. W. S. Golden 66.67 

Rev. Troy D. Mullis 60.00 

Rev. S. A. Ewart 125.00 

Rev. B. O. Shannon 75.00 

Rev. H. L. Hemphill 100.00 

Mr. T. A. Guiton, Jr 150.00 

Mr. Walter J. Mann, Jr 300.00 $ 8,089.31 



144 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Cameron Hill Bus $ 165.00 

Manse for Executive Secretary 3,151.50 

Insurance on Buildings 78.97 

Ministers Annuity Fund 681.35 

Appropriations for Buildings: 

Providence Church $1,000.00 

Berea Church 200.00 

Sardis Church 770.00 

Vass Church 1,000.00 

Cameron Hill Church 125.00 

Dundarrach Church 300.00 

Benson Manse 2,464.14 9,034.96 

Loan to Benson Group for Manse 3,500.00 

Supplies, Postage and Committee Expense 129.70 

Dixon McDonald Fund — Designated 39.95 

Office of Executive Secretary 934.52 

Total Disbursements $ 24,029.84 

Total Receipts $ 29,737.85 

Total Disbursements : 24,029.84 

Balance at close of the year $ 5,708.01 

III. PRESBYTERY'S TAX 

Balance— April 1, 1948 $ 1,381.86 

Receipts : 

Commission on the Minister and His Work 28.00 

Presbytery's Assessments 3,323.85 

Total Receipts $ 4,733.71 

Disbursements : 

Statistical Reports for Minutes $ 17.90 

Speakers at Presbytery: 

Miss Frances Query $ 5.64 

Rev. Joe M. Garrison 15.00 20.64 

Synod's Assessment 680.71 

Standard Printing Co., Minutes 440.85 

Oxford Orphanage Printing Dept — Minutes 142.50 

Moving Office from Dunn to Fayetteville 15.00 

Annual Report Blanks 26.84 

Rev. J. F. Menius, Permanent Clerk 20.00 

General Assembly's Assessment 1,815.24 

Supplies and Postage 91.34 

Total Disbursements $ 3,271.02 

Total Receipts $ 4,733.71 

Total Disbursements 3,271.02 

Balance at close of the year $ 1,462.69 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 145 

IV. JOHNSTON COUNTY FUND 

Balance— April 1, 1948 $ 1,525.86 

Disbursements : 

Benson Manse 1,525.86 



v. dixon Mcdonald fund 

Balance— April 1, 1948 $ 19.07 

Receipts — Contributions 149.95 

Total Receipts $ 169.02 

Disbursements: 

Rev. Dixon McDonald 169.02 



VI. OFFICE OF EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 

Receipts : 

Percentage Allocated to Office $ 4,015.17 

Presbytery's Committee on Religious Education 250.00 

Presbytery's Home Mission Committee 934.52 

Total Receipts $ 5,199.69 

Disbursements : 

Salary of Executive Secretary $ 3,000.00 

Office Help 1,135.00 

Manse Rent 167.50 

Travel Expense— Balance on 1947-48 104.93 

Travel Expense — Allowance 1948-49 500.00 

Telephone 123.06 

Office Heat— Gas 14.95 

Banking Charges 10.68 

Postage and Supplies 143.57 

Total Disbursements $ 5,199.69 

VII. PRESBYTERY'S RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

Balance— April 1, 1948 $ 620.48 

Receipts — Contributions 406.81 

Total Receipts $ 1,027.29 

Disbursements : 

Rev. J. C. Lawrence — Adult Conference $ 19.70 

Rev. J. C. Lawrence — Pioneer Conference 54.35 

News-Journal — Printing 11.75 

Rev. J. E. Porter — Expenses to Greensboro . 7.85 

Repairs on Motion Picture Machine 23.59 

Synod's Office on Religious Education — Supplies 10.00 

Office of Executive Secretary 250.00 

Total Disbursements $ 377.24 



146 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Total Receipts $ 1,027.29 

Total Disbursements 377.24 

Balance at close of the year $ 650.05 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. M. Gibbs, Treasurer. 

Report on Audits: 

Your Committee appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to 
audit the report and books of Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk and 
Treasurer of the Presbytery, would report that we have carefully 
examined all the books, records and items of the Treasurer and 
find them correct in every detail. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. C. Graham, Chairman. 

Erwin, N. C, April 12, 1949. 

Report on Sessional Records: The Committee on Ses- 
sional Records made the following report which was 
adopted : 

Out of 96 churches in this Presbytery, 58 brought in records 
which can be approved without exception. The following Churches 
failed to submit their records for examination Bethel, Buies 
Creek, Four Oaks, Manly, Mt. Tabor, Naomi, Unity. Your Com- 
mittee recommends: 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the records of the following churches be approved 
with the exceptions noted : 

a. Did not have a stated meeting each quarter: Barbecue, 
Big Rockfish, Campbellton, Ebenezer, Hope Mills, Lakeview, Leaf- 
let, Philadelphia, Plainview, Priest Hill, Westminster, Phillippi. 

b. Did not give date and place of meeting: Ebenezer, Plain- 
view. 

c. Did not keep any accurate record of baptisms and new 
members: Barbecue. Deaths and Dismissals: Mt. Pisgah, Dun- 
darrach. 

d. Did not elect a representative to each stated meeting of 
Presbytery or Synod : Barbecue, Benson, Big Rockfish, Campbell- 
ton, Centre, Hope Mills, Leaflet, Lumber Bridge, McNair Me- 
morial, Philadelphus, Priest Hill, St. Pauls, Mt. Pisgah, West- 
minster, Philippi, Raven Rock. 

e. Did not have a report from representatives to Session: 
Benson, Big Rockfish, Campbellton, Church of the Covenant, Hope 
Mills, Leaflet, McNair Memorial, Philadelphus, Plainview, Priest 
Hill, Vass, Dundarrach, Westminster, Philippi. 

f. Did not have Annual Statistical Report entered in Records, 
and ordered read to Congregation: Campbellton, Jackson Springs, 
Dundarrach, Westminster, Sardis, Palestine, Pembroke. 

g. Treasurers' books not examined and approved by Session: 
Cameron, Gibson, McMillan, Vass, Mt. Pisgah, Westminster, Jack- 
son Springs, Cape Fear. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 147 

h. Did not have minutes of Session for year read and ap- 
proved: Benson, Cameron, Campbellton, Church of the Covenant, 
McMillan, Philadelphus, Vass, Westminster, Philippi, Jackson 
Springs. 

i. Name does not appear on outside of book: Benson, Sardis. 

j. Not a full account of all business transacted: Cape Fear. 

k. Names of elders present at each meeting not recorded: 
Sardis, Palestine. 

2. That the records of the Churches not appearing in the above 
lists be approved without exception. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Wm. A. Brown, Chairman. 

Report on Bills and Overtures: The Committee on 
Bills and Overtures made the following report which was 
adopted : 

Your Committee on Bills and Overtures recommends that the 
overture submitted to our Committee regarding the Richardsons' 
case be answered in the negative. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. S. Golden, Chairman. 

Report on Nominations: The Committee on Nomina- 
tions submitted the following report which was adopted : 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Messrs. Julian B. Hutaff, A. T. McLean, H. McN. 
Jones and Di\ D. S. Currie be elected to succeed themselves as 
trustees of Flora Macdonald College. 

2. That Mr. Ryan McBryde be elected to succeed himself as a 
trustee of Sandy Grove Church. 

3. That Mr. M. C. Dew be elected to succeed Mr. L. W. Mc- 
Kinnon, deceased, on Presbytery's Committee on Educational In- 
stitutions. 

4. That Rev. W. Knight Thompson be elected to succeed Rev. 
D. L. Jones removed on the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. L. Prince, Chairman. 

Educational Institutions: Rev. L. C. LaMotte spoke 
on the work at Presbyterian Junior College. Received as 
information. 

Place of Future Meetings: The place for the July, 
1949, meeting was left for the Moderator and Stated 
Clerk to arrange. Presbytery accepted an invitation from 
the Bunnlevel Church for the October, 1949, meeting and 
from the McPherson Church for the April, 1950, meeting. 



148 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PKESBYTERY 

Moderator Nominated: Rev. C. K. Taffe was nom- 
inated for Moderator of the July, 1949, meeting of Pres- 
bytery. 

Minutes Read: The minutes of today's sessions were 
read and adopted. 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned to meet on July 
19, 1949, at 10 :00 a. m., at a place to be arranged by the 
Moderator and Stated Clerk. 

E. Lee Stoffel, Moderator, 

A. M. Keith, Acting Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 149 

CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 

Laurinburg, N. C, June 21, 1949. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session in First 
Presbyterian Church, at 11 :00 a. m., and was called to 
order by the Moderator, Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, and was 
opened with prayer by Rev. S. H. Fulton. 

Rev. Louis C. LaMotte was appointed Temporary 
Clerk. 

Roll: The following were present and enrolled: 

Ministers: B. O. Shannon, Frank S. Blue, S. H. Fulton, Louis 
C. LaMotte, E. Lee Stoffel— 5. 

Ruling Elders: D. McB. Austin, Maxton; M. M. Clark, Mc- 
Pherson — 2. 

Call Read: The following call for this meeting was 
read and found in order : 

Maxton, N. C, June 10, 1949. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby 
call Fayetteville Presbytery to meet at the Presbyterian Church, 
Laurinburg, N. C, Tuesday, June 21, 11:00 a. m. 

1. To change the date for the summer meeting of Presbytery 
from July 19th to July 12th, to make it more convenient for Pres- 
byterian Junior College, if the way be clear. 

E. Lee Stoffel, Moderator. 

Date of meeting changed to July 12, 194-9: A motion 
was made by the Reverend B. 0. Shannon to change the 
date of the regular summer meeting from July 19 to July 
12. Motion seconded and carried. 

The summer session of Fayetteville Presbytery will 
meet at 10 :00 a. m. on Tuesday, July 12, 1949, at Pres- 
byterian Junior College on a self -entertaining basis. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by the Rev. B. O. 
Shannon. 

E. Lee Stoffel, Moderator, 

Louis C. LaMotte, Temporary Clerk. 

Attest : C. M. Gibbs, Stated Clerk. 



150 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



IN MEMORIAM 

This page is set apart to the memory of the following Ruling 
Elders who died during the year ending March 31, 1949: 

A. D. McLauchlin, born July 19, 1866, died October 25, 1948. 
Cypress Church. 

John A. McLeod, born September 6, 1853; died May 2, 1948. 
Eureka Church. 

James E. Deaton, born November 3, 1881; died September 
9, 1948, Eureka Church. 

Hinton James, born April 24, 1884; died November 3, 1948. 
Laurinburg Church. 

D. A. Cameron, born 1874; died 1949. Leaflet Church. 

Hannie Clarence Mann, born July 8, 1891; died December 
4, 1948, Lillington Church. 

Rory McNair, born September 18, 1869; died June 5, 1948. 
Maxton Church. 

L. W. McKinnon, born August 6, 1875; died August 4, 1948. 
Maxton Church. 

W. D. Harrington, born May 1, 1889; died January 31, 1949. 
Mt. Pisgah Church. 

George A. McKay, died August 25, 1948. Philadelphus Church. 

F. B. Thrower, born March 20, 1891; died December 16, 1948. 
Red Springs Church. 

Daniel James Watson, born July 8, 1873; died May 27, 1948. 
Rowland Church. 

Dr. Nathan Hardy Andrews, born January 24, 1884; died 
December 11, 1948. Rowland Church. 

George Thomas Fisher, born April 10, 1871; died May 25, 
1948. St. Pauls Church. 

James Dalton Mclnnis, born November 30, 1878; died March 
12, 1949. West End Church. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PEESBYTERY 151 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
DURING THE LAST TEN YEARS 

Minister Ruling Elder 

1939 A. R. McQueen H. M. Pinkston 

W. A. Brown L. Z. Collier 

D. H. Dulin Francis Coxe 

W. S. Golden J. A. McGeachy 

1940 J. B. Black W. K. Bethune 

F. M. Bain E. Hervey Evans 

D. F. Blue Neill Rosser 

J. W. Crinkley 

1941 L. C. LaMotte D. E. Lasater 

P. H. Biddle Lee Cameron 

A. J. McKelway C. G. Rose 

C. M. Gibbs F. L. Hyndman 

1942 M. P. Calhoun Dr. P. P. McCain 

J. H. McKinnon M. C. Dew 

W. J. Huneycutt C. G. Rose 

H. R. Poole M. A. Clark 

1943 John M. Alexander H. P. Johnson 

L. W. Topping J. M. Wilson 

Troy D. Mullis C. G. Rose 

H. G. Bedinger 0. L. Johnson 

1944 H. K. Holland K. A. McDonald 

C. H. Storey H. C. Cousar 

L. L. Barr Carl Alford 

T. A. Guiton 

1945 S. H. Fulton Dr. R. L. Murray 

L. G. Calhoun W. A. West 

J. F. Menius Charles Ross 

J. I. Night C. C. Underwood 

1946 G. F. Kirkpatrick Edwin Morgan 

Thompson E. Davis H. C. Cameron 

A. R. McQueen W. M. Shaw 

John M. Alexander N. H. Balfour 

1947 R. L. Alexander W. E. Blue 

A. M. Keith John L. McLean 

S. E. Howie Dr. C. T. Johnson 

R. R. Gammon Ryan McBryde 

1948 S. E. Howie E. F. Murray 

David F. Blue J. S. McLauchlin 

Harvey A. McBath J. H. Suttenfield 

Charles W. Worth W. R. Sutherland 



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MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



CHURCHES AND CLERKS OF SESSION OF 
FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



CHURCH 


CLERK 


ADDRESS 


Antioch 


Archie Howard 


Shannon 


Ashpole 


C. A. Alford 


Rowland 


Barbecue 


Thomas N. Holmes 


Jonesboro, Rt. 1 


Bensalem 


Neill S. Britt 


Eagle Springs, Rt. 1 


Benson 


W. J. Barefoot 


Benson 


Berea 


C. M. Coats 


Benson, Rt. 1 


Bethel 


Ryan McBryde 


Raeford 


Bethesda 


J. D. McLean 


Aberdeen 


Big Rockfish 


D. A. Calhoun 


Hope Mills 


Bluff 


Alexander McNeill 


Wade, Rt. 1 


Brownson Memorial 


Walter E. Blue 


Southern Pines 


Buies Creek 


Neill McK. Bryan 


Buies Creek 


Bunnlevel 


Wm. H. Byrd 


Lillington 


Cameron 


L. B. McKeithen 


Cameron 


Cameron Hill 


D. A. Huffines 


Cameron, Rt. 2 


Campbellton 


Earl L. Bishop 
136 Kennedy St. 


Fayetteville 


Cape Fear 


N. A. Webster 


Lillington, Rt. 1 


Carthage 


P. H. McDonald 


Carthage 


Cedar Rock 


C. T. Thomas 


Lillington, Rt. 3 


Centre 


A. H. White 


Maxton, Rt. 2 


Ch. in the Pines 


Ralph Morrison 


Laurel Hill 


Ch. of the Covenant 


G. L. McNeill 


Spring Lake 


Circle Court 


J. L. Parker 

223 Cool Spring, St 


Fayetteville 


Comfort 


W. L. Barrett 
1062 Foch St. 


Fayetteville 


Culdee 


J. E. Morrison 


Carthage, Rt. 3 


Cypress 


D. M. Cameron 


Vass, Rt. 2 


Dundarrach 


L. A. Mclnnis 


Shannon, Rt. 1 


Dunn 


J. E. Black 
P. 0. Box 709 


Dunn 


Eagle Springs 


Isaac E. Hendren 


Eagle Springs 


Ebenezer 


Lee Bailey 


Benson 


Elise 


G. E. Walker 


Robbins 


Ephesus 


Colin Black 


Lillington, Rt. 2 


Erwin 


S. J. Clark 


Erwin 


Eureka 


J. M. Blue 


Carthage, Rt. 3 


Fairmont 


Howard C. Lewis 


Fairmont 


Fayetteville First 


Henry A. Rankin 
P. 0. Box 803 


Fayetteville 


Flat Branch 


N. B. McDonald 


Lillington, Rt. 2 


Four Oaks 


S. W. Brown 


Four Oaks 


Galatia 


D. A. Gillis 
Route 3 


Fayetteville 


Gibson 


W. K. Gibson 


Gibson 


Godwin 


J. E. Graham 


Dunn, Rt. 4 


Grove 


R. M. Munds 


Dunn, Rt. 2 


Highland 


J. M. Wilson 

1010 Clarendon St. 


Fayetteville 


Hope Mills 


T. Arnett 


Hope Mills 


Horseshoe 


W. R. Mashburn 


Sanford, Rt. 3 



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Iona 


F. M. Davis 


McDonald 


Jackson Springs 


A. Lacy Currie 


Jackson Springs 


Lakeview 


C. G. Priest 
Box 66 


Lakeview 


Laurel Hill 


J. A. McMillan 


Laurinburg, Rt. 2 


Laurinburg 


W. R. Sutherland 


Laurinburg 


Leaflet 


B. B. Holder 


Lillington, Rt. 3 


Lillington 


H. T. Atkins 


Lillington 


Lumber Bridge 


Lacy John 


Lumber Bridge 


Lumberton 


Lacy M. McKenzie 


Lumberton 


Manly 


J. Bruce Cameron 


Southern Pines 


Maxton 


J. B. McCallum, Jr. 


Maxton 


McMillan 


W. C. R. Williams 


Wade, Rt. 1 


McNair Memorial 


D. A. McRae 


Elrod 


McPherson 


M. M. Clark 


Fayetteville, Rt. 3 


Midway 


W. A. Thompson 


Maxton, Rt. 1 


Montpelier 


S. J. Womble 


Wagram 


Mt. Pisgah 


Neill Rosser 


Broadway, Rt. 1 


Mt. Tabor 


Ira G. Prevatt 


Lumberton, Rt. 4 


Naomi 


J. A. Barber 


Wagram, Rt. 1 


Olivia 


H. C. Cameron 


Olivia 


Palestine 


W. T. Reaves 


Fayetteville, Rt. 6 


Parkton 


Dr. D. S. Currie 


Parkton 


Pembroke 


R. B. Britt 


Pembroke 


Philadelphus 


W. D. McKay 


Red Springs 


Philippi 


D. P. Gillis 


Raeford, Rt. 2 


Pinehurst 


H. A. Campbell 


Pinehurst 


Plainview 


A. K. Pleasant 


Angier, Rt. 1 


Priest Hill 


John M. Fields 


Carthage, Rt. 2 


Providence 


J. J. Lee 


Angier, Rt. 1 


Raeford 


M. C. Dew 


Raeford 


Raven Rock 


Elisha Worrell 


Lillington, Rt. 3 


Red Springs 


J. A. McRae 


Red Springs 


Rex 


H. P. Johnson 


Rex 


Riverside 


Ralph Wade 


Dunn 


Rowland 


W. E. McCallum 


Rowland 


Sandy Grove 




Raeford 


Sardis 


J. M. Hodges 


Linden 


Sherwood 


Neill A. Baker 


Fayetteville, Rt. 7 


Shiloh 


0. B. Israel 


McCain 


Smyrna 


J. H. Ray 


Maxton, Rt. 2 


Spence 




Willow Springs, Rt. 2 


Spies 


A. L. Monroe 


Robbins 


Springlake 


D. H. Johnson 


Springlake 


St. Pauls 


Burke McDuffie 


St. Pauls 


Sunnyside 


H. A. Bulla 


Fayetteville, Rt. 2 


Union 


J. S. McLauchlin 
Box 348 


Southern Pines 


Unity 


E. F. Thornton 


Dunn, Rt. 2 


Vass 


P. A. Wilson 


Vass 


Vaughn Memorial 


H. C. Campen 
612 Pilot Avenue 


Fayetteville 


West End 


J. F. Sinclair 


West End 


Westminster 


L. Z. Collier 


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154 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

GENERAL DIRECTORY 

OCTOBER 1949 
OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderators : 

Rev. Walker B. Healy— July 1949 Fayetteville 

Rev. Harvey A. McBath — October 1949 Eagle Springs 

Stated Clerk— Rev. C. M. Gibbs (1950) Fayetteville 

Permanent Clerk — Rev. J. F. Menius (1950) Fayetteville 

Temporary Clerk — Rev. J. W. Mann Red Springs 

Historian — Rev. L. A. McLaurin Mullins, S. C. 

The terms of office in the following groups expire as indi- 
cated by the date with each name or group of names. 

TRUSTEES 
I. Davidson College 

Fall 1950— Rev. C. M. Gibbs__- Fayetteville 

Fall.1951— Rev. S. E. Howie Fayetteville 

Fall 1952— Mr. W. A. West Fayetteville 

Fall 1953— Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

II. Elise Academy 

Fall 1950— Rev. R. R. Ramsey, Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Mr. W. H. Currie, 

Carthage. 
Fall 1951 — Rev. W. 0. Nelson, Mr. J. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen; 

Mr. A. D. McLauchlin, Vass. 
Fall 1952 — Mrs. L. L. McGoogan, St. Pauls; Mrs. Chas. Rankin, 

Fayetteville, Mrs. F. L. Eubanks, McCain. 
Fall 1953— Mr. D. D. McCrimmon, Robbins; Mrs. M. J. McNeill, 

Laurinburg; Mr. W. P. Saunders, Robbins. 

III. Flora Macdonald College 

Spring 1950 — Mr. J. E. Johnston, Lumberton; Mr. J. Lawrence 
McNeill, Raeford; Dr. C. T. Johnson, Red Springs; 
Rev. W. S. G-olden. 

Spring 1951 — Dr. P. J. Chester, Southern Pines; Mr. Edwin Mor- 
gan, Laurinburg; Mrs. D. A. McCormick, McDonald; 
Rev. Walker B. Healy. 

Spring 1952— Mr. Julian Hutaff, Fayetteville; Dr. D. S. Currie, 
Parkton; Mr. A. T. McLean, Lumberton; Mr. H. 
McN. Jones, Laurinburg. 

IV. Donaldson Academy 

Mr. Hector McKeithan, Chairman 
Mr. Claude Rankin, Secretary 

Mr. T. A. Devane, Dr. D. G. McKeithan, Mr. H. M. Pinkston, 
Mr. J. M. Wilson, Fayetteville; Mr. W. R. Sutherland, Laurinburg; 
Mr. M. C. Dew, Raeford; Rev. A. R. McQueen, Rgv. C. M. Gibbs; 
Mr. D. C. McEachern, St. Pauls. 



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V. Sandy Grove Church Property 

Spring 1950— Mr. J. McN. Gillis, Fayetteville ; Mr. Neill A. Mc- 

Fadyen, Timberland. 
Spring 1951 — Mr. J. B. Cameron, and Mr. McKay Blue, Raeford. 
Spring 1952 — Mr. Herbert McKeithan, Raeford. 

VI. Fayetteville Presbytery 

Fall 1950— Mr. M. C. Dew__- Raeford 

Fall 1951— Mr. Edward B. Hope Fayetteville 

Fall 1952— Mr. Neill McKay Salmon Lillington 

VII. Lebanon Church Cemetery 

Mr. F. E. Coxe, Mr. Ralph Purcell, Miss Kate McKenzie. 

(NOTE: By the action of Presbytery in adopting a plan of 
re-organization for the work of its committees which is to become 
effective April 1, 1950, the Executive Committees of Presbytery 
and the Presbytery's Permanent Committees on Assembly's Work 
and Synod's Work are to continue as now established until the 
date of change). 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

I. Presbytery's Home Missions 

Rev. S. E. Howie, Chairman; Rev. W. S. Golden, Rev. J. I. 
Knight, Mr. W. A. West, Fayetteville; Rev. T. A. Guiton, Mr. 
H. C. Cameron, Olivia; Rev. C. W. Worth, Rev. W. B. Heyward, 
Mr. J. B. McCallum, Jr., Maxton. 

II. Stewardship 

Rev. Walker B. Healy, Chairman; Rev. R. R. Ramsey, Dr. D. 
S. Currie, Parkton; Mr. H. B. Sessoms, Fayetteville; Rev- R. L. 
Alexander; Rev. D. H. Dulin, Mr. C. E. Beman, Laurinburg; Mr. 
C. W. Bannerman, Dunn; Mr. L. B. McKeithan, Cameron; Mr. 
W. H. Byrd, Bunnlevel; Mr. Arch McEachern, Red Springs; Mr. 
W. P. Saunders, Robbins; Rev. E. L. Stoffel, Mr. W. E. Blue, 
Southern Pines; Mr. Scott Shepherd, Lumberton; Mr. Neill McK. 
iSalmon, Lillington. 

III. Religious Education 

Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Chairman; Rev. R. R. Gammon, Rev. 
W. B. Heyward, Rev. John W. Craven, Rev. F. S. Blue, Rev. W. 
Knight Thompson, Mr. Jerome Clark, Fayetteville; Mr. R. F. 
Morris, Maxton; Rev. W. O. Nelson. 

President of the Men of the Presbytery — Mr. John Luther Mc- 
Lean, Lumberton. 

President of the Presbyterial — Mrs. H. C. McLauchlin, Rae- 
ford. 

Secretary of Religious Education in the Presbyterial — Mrs. 
Chas. W. Worth, Aberdeen. 



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President of the Presbyterian Youth Felloivship — Miss Helen 
Sherrill, Fayetteville. 

Treasurer of Synod's Religious Education — Mr. C. E. Beman, 
Laurinburg. 

Conference Physician — Dr. C. T. Johnson, Red Springs. 

Advisory Members — Miss Kate Sutton, Fayetteville; Miss Flora 
McQueen, Dunn; Mrs. T. W. Covington, Raeford. 

IV. Woman's Work 

Rev. W. Knight Thompson, Chairman; Rev. Ira E. Hager, 
Rev. R. M. Phillips. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 
I. Assembly's Work 

Rev. C. H. Maury, Chairman 

Christian Edu. and Ministerial Relief — Rev. T. E. Davis. 

Educational Institutions — Rev. C. K. Taffe. 

Negro Work — Rev. S. E. Howie. 

Minutes of General Assembly — Rev. W. A. Brown. 

Foreign Missions — Rev. C. W. Worth. 

Assembly's Home Missions — Rev. R. L. Prince. 

Bible Cause — Rev. C. Rees Jenkins. 

II. Synod's Work 

Rev. J. F. Menius, Chairman 

Home for the Aged — Rev. R. R. Gammon. 
Educational Institutions — Rev. S. H. Fulton. 
Home Missions — Rev. J. I. Knight. 
Orphans' Home — Rev. John W. Craven. 
Synod's Minutes — Rev. C. I. Calcote. 

III. Presbytery's Work 

1. Business: 

Sessional Records — Rev. W. A. Brown. 
Auditing — Mr. J. C. Graham, Erwin. 

2. Educational Institutions — Rev. R. L. Alexander, Chairman; 
Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, Mr. W. A. Leland McKeithen, Pinehurst. 

3. Printed Minutes — Rev. W. Knight Thompson, Chairman; Rev. 
C. I. Calcote, Rev. J. Ray Dickens. 

4. Christian Relations — Rev. S. E. Howie, Chairman; Rev. C. K. 
Taffe, Rev. Thos. A. Fry. 

5. Evangelism — Rev. E. L. Stoffel, Chairman; Rev. J. F. Menius 
and Rev. C. W. Worth, Rev. W. B. Heyward, and Rev. S. A. 
Ewart. 

6. Examinations : 
a. Theology: 

1950— Rev. Walker B. Healy 
1951— Rev. W. B. Heyward 
1952— Rev. S. H. Fulton 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 157 

b. Church Government: 
1950— Rev. S. E. Howie 
1951— Rev. A. D. Carswell 
1952— Rev. R. R. Ramsey 

c. Sacraments: 

1950— Rev. C. W. Solomon 
1951— Rev. B. 0. Shannon 
1952— Rev. T. A. Guiton 

d. English Bible: 

1950— Rev. C. H. Maury 
1951— Rev. H. A. McBath 
1952 — Rev. R. L. Alexander 

e. Thesis and Exegesis: 
1950— Rev. S. H. Fulton 
1951— Rev. C. M. Gibbs 
1952— Rev. E. Lee Stoffel 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

1. Presbyterian Program of Progress: 

Mr. Neill McK. Salmon, Chairman, Lillington; Mr. H. McN. 
Jones and Mr. C. E. Beman, Laurinburg; Mr. H. C. Blue, Aber- 
deen; Mr. W. J. Barefoot, Benson; Mr. M. C. Dew, Raeford; Mr. 
John Luther McLean, Lumberton; Mr. Chas. Sills, St. Pauls; Mr. 
J. M. Wilson, Fayetteville, Dr. D. S. Currie, Parkton. 

2. Advisory Committee for the Home for the Aged: 

Rev. W. S. Golden and Mr. W. H. Currie, Carthage. 

3. Presbytery's Conferences: Rev. Thomas A. Fry, Chairman. 

a. Senior Conference, Rev. R. R. Gammon. 

b. Pioneer Conferences, Rev. H. A. McBath, Rev. John W. 
Craven, Rev. E. Lee Stoffel and Rev. Charles W. Worth. 

4. Student Work: Rev. R. L. Alexander, Chairman, Rev. T. A. 
Fry and Rev. E. Lee Stoffel. 

COMMISSIONS 

1. On the Minister and His Work: 
Rev. S. H. Fulton, Chairman. 

1950 — Rev. W. Knight Thompson, Mr. T. H. Sansom, Dunn. 
1951— Rev. S. H. Fulton. 
1952— Rev. H. A. McBath, Mr. J. B. McCallum, Jr., Maxton. 



158 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY-THIRD STATED 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Maxton, North Carolina, July 12, 1949. 
Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Two Hundred and 
Ninety-third stated meeting at Presbyterian Junior Col- 
lege, at 10 :00 a. m., was called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev. E. Lee Stoffel, and opened with prayer. 

Roll: The following were present and enrolled or 
were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: A. R. McQueen, L. A. McLaurin, C. M. Gibbs, 
W. S. Golden, S. H. Fulton, L. C. LaMotte, R. R. Ramsey, T. A. 
Guiton, R. L. Prince, J. I. Knight, F. S. Blue, J. F. Menius, I. E. 
Hager, Thompson E. Davis, Harvey A. McBath, J. W. Mann, D. H. 
Dulin, S. E. Howie, C. Rees Jenkins, James E. Porter, Thomas A. 
Fry, Jr., Wm. Knight Thompson, Chas. W. Worth, C. K. Taffe, 
Walker B. Healy, Wm. B. Heyward, John W. Craven, W. A. Brown, 
E. L. Stoffel, C. W. Solomon, J. Ray Dickens, A. D. Carswell, B. O. 
Shannon, S. A. Ewart, D. M. McGeachy, J. A. Nisbet, R. H. 
Poole— 37. 

Ruling Elders: H. F. Currie, Antioch; C. J. McCallum, Ash- 
pole; E. L. Cameron, Barbecue; D. Harold Williams, Bensalem; 
J. E. Clifton, Berea; D. J. Dalton, Bethel; J. H. Suttenfield, 
Bethesda; Alex McNeill, Bluff; Dan R. McNeill, Brownson Me- 
morial; A. B. Byrd, Bunnlevel; P. T. Hopkins, Cameron; Edward 
Cameron, Cameron Hill; L. R. McDonald, Carthage; L. E. Calhoun, 
Church-in-the-Pines; J. Louis Parker, Circle Court; Patrick Mc- 
Kenzie, Culdee; W. K. McKay, Cypress; Harvey Bass, Dunn; D. 
Carl Williams, Eagle Springs; D. C. Holder, Ephesus; Ray Lupoid, 
Erwin; Z. V. Blue, Eureka; C. E. Grantham, Fairmont; R. V. 
McBryde, Fayetteville First; T. K. Spence, Flat Branch; J. McN. 
Gillis, Galatia; T. Arnett, Hope Mills; F. M. Davis, Iona; A. Lacy 
Currie, Jackson Springs; E. F. Murray, Laurel Hill; H. W. Mal- 
loy, Laurinburg; Neill McK. Salmon, Lillington; H. N. Lee, Lum- 
berton; C. S. Mclntyre, Maxton First; John F. McFadyen, Mc- 
Pherson; D. D. F. Ray, Montpelier; E. E. Perkins, Olivia; S. J. 
Thomasson, Parkton; J. Ellis Fields, Pinehurst; A. K. Stevens, 
Raeford; L. W. Currie, Red Springs; H. P. Johnson, Rex; J. H. 
McQueen, Rowland; J. H. Ray, Smyrna; N. J. Black, Spring 
Lake; James Livingston, St. Pauls; H. C. Campen, Vaughn Me- 
morial; John Thompson, West End; L. Z. Collier, Westminster — 49. 

Visiting Ruling Elders: David H. Johnson, Spring Lake; F. H. 
Herring, Spring Lake; C. R. Langdon, Berea; A. L. Campbell, 
Centre; C. M. Coats, Berea — 5. 

Visiting Deacons: J. W. Hasty, Antioch; D. D. Bullock, Jr., 
Ashpole; L. Perry Cameron, Barbecue; B. F. Greeson, Bensalem; 
M. H. Lupo, Bluff; L. A. Parker, Bunnlevel; D. A. McDonald, 
Carthage; D. P. Sinclair, Centre; B. R. Scott, Circle Court; C. G. 
Boyte, Culdee; Melvin Black, Ephesus; J. C. Graham, Erwin; 
Cary McLeod, Eureka; V. G. Beach, Fairmont; Peter McK. Cro- 
matie, Fayetteville First; David K. Ritter, Galatia; K. Hall, Hope 
Mills; R. H. McMillan, Iona; G. M. Currie, Laurel Hill; O. S. 
Atkins, Lillington; R. E. Hellekson, Maxton; John A. Bain, Mc- 



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Millan; Loyd E. Auman, McPherson; E. L. Currin, Olivia; D. T. 
McMillan, Parkton; Hiram Grantham, Red Springs; J. H. Shaw, 
Rex; S. E. Sutton, Spring Lake, Earl Auman, West End — 29. 

Organization: Rev. Walker B. Healy was elected 
Moderator, and Rev. J. W. Mann, Temporary Clerk. 

Report of Program Committee: The Program Com- 
mittee presented a printed docket which was adopted for 
this meeting. Rev. L. C. LaMotte, President of Pres- 
byterian Junior College, extended a cordial welcome to 
the Presbytery to which the Moderator responded. 

Visiting Brethren: Rev. R. H. Poole, Wilmington 
Presbytery; Rev. Charles E. Parrish, Kanawha Presby- 
tery; Rev. R. L. Wharton of the Presbyterian Church 
U. S. A., were introduced to the Presbytery and invited to 
sit as visiting brethren. Miss Helen Tillinghast, a Daily 
Vacation Bible School Worker, was introduced to Pres- 
bytery, and Mr. Fred C. Holder, a candidate for the 
Ministry, was present. 

Report on Vacancies: The Stated Clerk made the 
report on vacancies which was referred to the Nominat- 
ing Committee. 

Communications : The following communications were 
received and disposed of as indicated: 

a. From the following, asking to be excused from attending 
this meeting of Presbytery, which requests were granted: Rev. 
R. M. Phillips, Rev. C. H. Maury, Rev. D. A. Huffines, Jr., Rev. 
A. M. Keith. 

b. From the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly in regard 
to the establishment of a General Fund, from which the various 
Council fees are to be paid, and the notification of an assessment 
on this Presbytery for this church year of $620.00. Referred to 
the Stewardship Committee. (Note: Churches having in their 
budget an amount to be contributed to the various Councils are 
advised that these amounts can and should be contributed through 
the Presbytery's Treasurer.) 

c. From the Assembly's Home Mission Commmittee in regard 
to an application of the Bunnlevel Church for a grant of $500.00 
for the building fund of the church building now being erected. 
The following resolution was adopted; and the Moderator and 
Stated Clerk were authorized to sign the above agreement: 

Be It Resolved by the Presbytery of Fayetteville that in con- 
sideration of the grant of $500.00 by the Executive Committee 
of Home Missions (Board of Church Extension) of the Pres- 
byterian Church in the United States to (or for) the Bunnlevel 
Church, within this Presbytery, for the purpose of the construction 
of a new building to replace the one destroyed by fire, the Pres- 
bytery of Fayetteville, pursuant to the requirements established 
by the G-eneral Assembly at its 1949 session, hereby assures the 
said Executive Committee of Home Missions (Board of Church 



160 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Extension) that in case the church shall cease to be connected with 
the Presbyterian Church in the United States, or the property 
be alienated or abandoned as a place of worship or as a manse, 
except for the building of a better house of worship or manse, 
the amount of the grant will be repaid to the said Executive Com- 
mittee of Home Missions (Board of Church Extension) within a 
period of one year. 

This assurance on the part of the Presbytery to have full force 
and effect for a period of twenty-five (25) years from the date 
of the grant or until the congregation of said church shall have 
contributed to Assembly's Home Missions an amount equal to the 
grant. 

d. Report from Synod's Committee on Educational Institu- 
tions. Referred to the Committee on Educational Institutions. 

e. From Professor Jawells Carr, Stated Clerk of the Pres- 
bytery of North and South Carolina, notifying this Presbytery 
of the action taken by the Presbytery of North and South Carolina 
transferring the Morgan Street Church, Fayetteville, North Caro- 
lina, to Fayetteville Presbytery. This church was received and 
enrolled as one of the churches of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

f. A request from the Vaughn Memorial Church to change 
the terms of the call for Rev. C. W. Solomon. A call from the 
Sunnyside Church for the pastoral service of Rev. C. W. Solomon 
and a call from the St. Pauls Church for the pastoral services of 
Rev. R. H. Poole. Referred to the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work. 

Minister Received: Rev. R. H. Poole, of Wilmington 
Presbytery presented his letter of transfer from that 
Presbytery to Fayetteville Presbytery. Presbytery pro- 
ceeded to examine Mr. Poole as required by the Book of 
Church Order, which examination was accepted as satis- 
factory a